Electric cars to take over London

Electric CarA number of car manufacturers have made electric, hybrid and low-CO2 emitting vehicles over the past few years, including the likes of Fiat, Honda and Citroen, as well as more niche brands like Tesla Motors.

Most people see these cars as brilliant ideas, but they’re often considered a bit too pricey or high maintenance, so reserve a space in the idea of the perfect world we’d all love to live in, where there’s also global peace, no diseases and calorie-free cake.

Well now it seems that the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wants to make that dream a reality after he unveiled ambitious plans to ensure all taxis in the city are electric in ten years, a project he’s dubbed Source London. Wow that guy loves transport doesn’t he?!

The announcement was made at EcoVelocity, a huge motor show specialising in electric and low-carbon motors. The show will be running at Battersea power station this weekend and looks like it’ll be interesting to lovers of design, green tech AND fancy cars.

[Via Metro]
Becca Caddy


  • Electric cars could also be low maintenance. It has lessmoving parts, which means fewer parts to be preserved. It is more stationarybecause the only thing that spins is its main motor’s drive shaft and transmission.

    Dante Mallet

  • Electric cars have become a very big trend lately. Aesthetics and efficiency wise, they are gaining some momentum but some more time will take place before you see a fleet of them on the road, as well as the charging stations required for continued use. For now, it's best to watch and see if this would define the next era of automobiles.

  • This should be adapted by all major cities in the world to reduce carbon dioxide pollution.

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