The new charge points, all in the London Borough of Southwark, take the total to almost 240 throughout the capital, with 1,300 planned by 2013. If that target is met it will mean London has more charge points for electric vehicles than petrol stations. All but these three are located on the sites of one of the scheme’s partners, such as Asda, Sainsbury’s, Ikea, Scottish and Southern Energy and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

The Mayor of London’s director of environment, and one of the judges for edie’s recent Awards for Environmental Excellence, Kulveer Ranger said of the latest additions to the network: “It is great to see the expansion of the city’s largest electric vehicle network to now include the first on street Source London charge points.

“The Mayor is delivering cleaner air for London, encouraging people to use cleaner, greener electric vehicles. These new charging points are great, the one I visited this morning was in high demand, helping people in the capital to go electric right in the heart of London’s thriving SE1.”

The scheme allows electric car drivers, who have paid the recently reduced annual fee of just £10, to charge up at any of the points free of charge,

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Will Parsons

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