Source London - future support

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given your desire to see 100,000 electric vehicles on the streets of London "as soon as possible", how will you continue to support the uptake of electric vehicles now that you have sold the Source London network to a private operator?


Answer for Source London - future support

Answer for Source London - future support

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Establishing the Source London network was a key milestone in my Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan. Having met and exceeded the target to install 1,300 charge points, the management and operation of the Source London network was transitioned to the commercial operator IER Bolloré in September 2014. This will help ensure its long-term success without reliance on ongoing public subsidy, with IER Bolloré’s aspiration to further expand the network to 6,000 charge points. 


Through my Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan, I also put in place a range of longstanding policies and activities to support electric vehicles.  These include: a 100 per cent discount from the Congestion Charge for electric vehicles registered with TfL; a London Plan requirement for charge points in major new developments; and ongoing engagement with partners, businesses and stakeholders. 


In September, TfL published its Transport Emission Road Map (TERM) which outlined ambitious plans for how London could further reduce its CO2 and air pollutant emissions. ‘Driving the uptake of Low Emission Vehicles’ is a key measure in TERM.