London must follow Paris in electric car revolution

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, following her questions to the Mayor when he committed to look at an electric car hire scheme like the one which exists in Paris, said:

“It is great news that Boris Johnson is at least saying the right things on this issue. London really must follow Paris in adopting a public electric car hire scheme.

“The Mayor of London must use all his clout to create a London electric car hire scheme. Electric vehicles should become the norm, rather than the exception across London. A tipping point on the use of electric cars now needs to be reached and only the Mayor can make sure it happens as quickly as possible.

“Such a scheme would bring huge benefits and especially make a real contribution to tackling London’s appalling air quality, which leads to the premature death of over 1,000 Londoners each year.”