Source London charging network

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2329
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In the light of news reports that the launch of a 50-strong electric taxi fleet in London has been delayed because only one 'rapid' charge point is capable of replenishing electric car batteries to 80 per cent of their capacity within 30 minutes, what more will you do to ensure that London's charging network is suitable for electric cars of all types?

Answer

Answer for Source London charging network

Answer for Source London charging network

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor received 26 July 2013.

This is incorrect. Over the last quarter, a number of Source London partners have installed rapid charging units at locations across London which can allow an EV to be charged to 80 per cent of its capacity in around 30 minutes. There are a total of 128 rapid charging points in Source London. These units can be used to support the launch of electric mini cab fleets and taxis and TfL has made this information available to interested parties within the EV private hire and taxi industry.

Source London charge points do provide charging facilities for all current models of domestic and business EVs in the market and will be compatible with all makes of EVs that are due to launch in the next two years.