Electric Vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2164
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the great success of the first British Formula E Grand Prix in Battersea Park, and the Mayor's announcement of the first electric double decker bus, is the future of London transport electric?

Answers

Answer for Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London is at the forefront of sustainable transport and encouraging ultra low emission vehicles is a critical next step towards delivering a fully sustainable transport system for London. Ultra low emission vehicle is the collective term for battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, range-extended electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. All of these vehicles are capable of zero emission operation, and encouraging a switch to these cars, taxis, buses, motorcycles and commercial vehicles will be an important component of tackling London's air quality challenge. I look forward to setting out our next steps in delivering ultra low emission transport in London, when I publish my Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Delivery Plan later this month.

This answer was received on 24/07/15.