Boris Johnson - My Fake Diary
Friday, 24 August 2012
London's iconic black cabs are to go electric with the unveiling of a social innovation prototype that will be tested on roads early in 2013.
Carmaker Nissan has said that its new taxi can eliminate 20% of London's exhaust pollution caused by its 22,000 black cabs. They say that it's now down to politicians to make electric traffic a practical reality; I have pledged that a zero-emission taxi fleet will be in service by 2020.
These vehicles have a potential range of 200 miles a day, based on an overnight charge and a 30-minute fast charge at one of the anticipated future network of charging points.
They are affordable and 50 percent more fuel efficient than other alternative cabs.
Nothing whatever to do with my personal investments in Nissan!