We have often urged our readers on these pages to consider the green credentials of the car they are buying. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, obviously shares these sentiments. In fact he has recently been honoured for his continued efforts to promote electric vehicles.
The MIPAA, the biggest network of professional motor industry awards in the country, presented Mr Johnson with their Chairman's award for his tireless efforts to promote greener vehicles. Last year's winner of the award was actor Robert Llewellyn and previous winners include Ken Gibson, Chris Evans, Evan McGregor, Lord March, Jeremy Clarkson and Charlie Boorman.
The Mayor's Director of Environment, Kulveer Ranger, accepted the award on his behalf and said "Bringing electric vehicles to the capital is a key part of the Mayor's goal of delivering cleaner air for London. We will have 1,300 charge points in the capital by 2013 through our Source London network."
He added that this would make electric motoring more accessible to the average motorist. Eventually, he said, they wanted to make sure that there was a charge point within a one mile radius of every Londoner.
Al Clarke, the Chairman of the MIPAA, was full of praise for Mayor Johnson's efforts to promote electric vehicles. He went on to say that as the Mayor of London, Mr Johnson has done a lot to promote electric vehicles and their benefits to the modern city. This, he said, enabled other cities to benefit from London's lead.
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