India is set to heavily subsidize conversion to electric vehicles with its National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. The government will be providing automakers with cash to create electric cars. It will help customers pay for new electric vehicles, and a 35 percent subsidy for EVs and 25 percent incentive for plug-in hybrids has been proposed. The government will also subsidize kits to convert existing internal combustion vehicles to electric. Plans are in place to install chargers in hope of co
We'd like to think details involving the proposed plug-in London taxi that is to be developed by Ecotive and Frazer-Nash were lost in translation but, well, we're talking about London, so there's no excuse. Instead, we're just going to have to take London Mayor Boris Johnson's word for it, and he seems to think such cabs are the wave of London's taxi-cab future.
Electric vehicle owners may be the last ones standing cruising next year when it comes to London drivers that can dodge the city's congestion charges, UK-based This Is Money reports. New emission rules, which would still have to be approved by Mayor Boris Johnson, would cut congestion-exempt vehicle-emissions limits by about 25 percent, leaving only electric vehicles and a few hybrids below that threshold. Currently, there are about 19,000 mostly small-diesel-engined vehicles in the city who don
According to The Daily Mail, the city of London has slapped President Barack Obama with a £120 fine for failing to pay congestion charges during his most recent visit to the UK capitol. The fine evens out to around $193 U.S. at current conversion rates. When the president visited London in May, city mayor Boris Johnson asked our head of state to pay £10 (around $16.30) for every vehicle in the presidential motorcade. The U.S. embassy politely refused to pay the congestion charges on
According to The Daily Mail, the city of London has slapped President Barack Obama with a £120 fine for failing to pay congestion charges during his most recent visit to the UK capitol. The fine evens out to around $193 at current conversion rates. When the president visited London in May, city mayor Boris Johnson asked our head of state to pay £10 (around $16.30) for every vehicle in the presidential motorcade. The U.S. embassy politely refused to pay the congestion charges on the b
The pro-electric vehicle Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has reportedly authorized cuts to the city's electric vehicle (EV) scheme that he himself helped launch last year. Johnson's initial plan called for significant funding aimed at making London the EV capital of the world. The mayor promised to back initiatives to bring 100,000 EVs and 25,000 charging stations to the city. Johnson's EV plan was estimated to require £60 million ($97.2 Million U.S. at the current exchange rate) in f
London Mayor Boris Johnson has kicked off his plan to add 1,000 electric vehicles to his city's fleet by taking delivery of four Mitusbishi i-MiEVs this week. The cars were paid for in part by the UK government's Low Carbon Procurement Programme and will be used by Transport for London (TfL). TfL will use the cars to check out road construction projects around the capital to make sure that traffic is flowing smoothly.
London mayor Boris Johnson is speaking out again and this time has publicly committed to never buying another car powered by an internal combustion engine. Apparently, going for a test drive in a Tesla Roadster was enough to convince the mayor that electric cars truly are the future of transportation. Johnson wrote about his new philosophy in a column for the British magazine What Car?
The traditional London to Brighton Veteran Car Run marks the abolition of the 'Red Flag Act' that required motorized vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot. However, now there's an Eco-rally taking place next Monday the 8th that will follow the same route but in reverse and to bring alternative fuel technologies to the British capital. Starting from Madeira Drive in Brighton, there will be a pit-stop at Sainsbury's supermarket flagship eco store in Greenwich before arriving at City Hall in Lon
Boris Johnson for Mayor of... San Francisco? Our favorite municipal chief executive may be taking his time in dismantling the congestion charge in London, but his services may soon be needed in the City by the Bay, as local bureaucrats there contemplate instituting a new charge for motorists wishing to enter – or leave – the city's downtown core.
London's Congestion Charge scheme may soon be coming to an end. Mayor Boris Johnson has already canceled the planned congestion zone expansion into western London and the residents of Manchester recently voted down a similar C-Charge plan by a huge margin. Now, Johnson is saying he has not ruled out a complete abandonment of the entire system. Back in 2003 when the C-Charge was first instituted, the goal of reducing traffic on London's busiest thoroughfares seemed noble enough, and the city coul
London Mayor Boris Johnson is considering scrapping the city's oft-maligned Congestion Charge. The pay-to-drive strategy was instituted back in 2003 as a way of reducing traffic in the busy British capital, but it has met with fierce opposition from motorists and some politicians. Shortly after taking office, Johnson got rid of the latest extension which instituted the C-Charge in western parts of the city, but the Congestion Charge Zone is still alive and well in Central London. While it may be
Prior to the mayoral election in London, England earlier this year, former mayor Ken Livingstone had grand plans to expand the scope of the city's congestion charge. Following the election, the man commonly referred to as "Red Ken" was supplanted by Boris Johnson and things began to change. Johnson has now decided that the expansion of the congestion zone to the western part of London will be canceled. Surprisingly when Johnson asked Londoners what they thought of the congestion zone expansion,