The Mayor has set out his vision of London as Europe's electric vehicle capital.
To achieve this, he has created more than 1,400 charge points through Source London to support the use of electric vehicles in the capital. Alongside this, the Mayor has also provided a 100 per cent discount for the vehicles which emit less than 75 g/CO2 per km and meet the Euro 5 emission standard.
The London Plan requires new developments to include charge points for electric vehicles.
Zero emission taxis
In January 2014 the Mayor announced that all new taxis presented for licensing in the capital will need to be zero emission capable from 1 January 2018. It is expected that these vehicles will automatically operate in zero emission mode while in areas where the capital's air quality is at its worst, such as parts of central London.
The Mayor and TfL are now exploring a number of supporting measures with the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and others around financial options to help the capital's transition to zero emission capable taxis.