The new Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea has been quick to show off his green credentials – by using an electric London taxi cab as his official mayoral car.
The borough is aiming for zero emission vehicles for its whole fleet of cars, from the Mayor’s official car down to street cleaning buggies.
The aim is to complete the transition to all-green fleets by the end of 2022, ahead of London’s wider plans to create a zero emission zone in inner London by 2040.
The council has also pledged to quadruple its street charge point network in the next few years, allowing residents much more choice in where they charge their cars in the borough.
New Mayor, Councillor Will Pascall, said: “Mayors need to reflect the places they represent and electric cars are hugely important to our borough.
“I’ve seen a big increase in the use of electric cars during my time serving the council, so I’m pleased this efficient new car is part of the council’s bigger plan for an entirely green fleet.
I’m also pleased the new mayoral car is such a London icon – though I’m told I’m strictly forbidden from picking up fares.”