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Four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs added to City of London fleet

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 unveils design for next-gen double-decker bus [w/video]

London's new Routemaster bus – Click above to watch a virtual tour after the jump

Boris Johnson to welcome the 2009 Eco-Rally from Brighton to London

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.

Keeping Drivers at Bay: San Francisco mulls congestion charge

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 C-Charge on the chopping block?

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 ru

London to consider scrapping congestion charge for economy's sake

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

London congestion charge zone expansion canceled by new mayor

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 Lon

London congestion charge has failed to solve congestion

London Congestion Charge: FAIL. According to the most recent reports, traffic in London is exactly as bad today as it was before the C-Charge was ever initiated. London motorists have made their opinion about the system clear in recently voting out ex-Mayor Ken Livingstone, a man who championed the charges and had plans to in

London Mayor: "No More Congestion Charges"

Motorists in London had high hopes when they elected Boris Johnson as their mayor. The former Conservative party leader is a well-known gearhead, and even moonlights as an automotive journalist. And those hopes may just yet be vindicated, as Mayor Johnson begins rolling back the Congestion Charges instituted by his reviled predecessor Noah Joseph

Score! New Mayor of London a true motorhead

Forgive us for not being more up on the landscape of local London politics, but when we informed you that anti-automobile incumbent Ken Livingstone had lost his bid for reelection as the Mayor of London we had no idea how lucky Londoners had gotten with his replacement. Boris Johnson is his name, and he is the Yin to Livingstone's car-hating Yang. Johnson is a true motorhead, and a quick Google search re

NICE predicts electric car sales increase under new London mayor

Now that the city of London has voted out "red Ken" in favor of Conservative candidate Boris Johnson, it is expected that the congestion charge scheme may undergo some changes. One electric car company, NICE (No Internal Combustion Engine), is showing no fear and is sounding positive about the future with their new mayor. They are even predicting increased business in the coming ye

What will Ken Livingstone's defeat mean for London Congestion charge?

The man who brought the congestion charge to London England has lost his bid for re-election as Mayor of England's capital. Ken Livingstone has always been a controversial figure in British politics but his tenure as mayor of London brought that controversy to new heights. In the course of his eight years at the helm, Livingstone introduced the congestion charge that requires drivers to pay a toll of £8 (about $16) per day to drive into a zone of central London. During the local elections