Electric Charging Points

MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How energy intensive are the electric charging points for cars in London? What guarantees do you have from edf that they are using electricity from sustainable sources?


Answer for Electric Charging Points

Answer for Electric Charging Points

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Electric Vehicles are more energy efficient than internal combustion vehicles- even when taking into account the existing UK power generation mix, especially if we can ensure more people recharge overnight.

In addition, my officers are in regular contact with EDF and other energy providers to discuss how we further develop the recharging of EV's using renewable energy.