Source London is a city-wide charge point network, and is key to delivering the mayor’s vision of increasing the uptake and usage of electric vehicles in London.
Transport for London is working in many areas alongside numerous public and private partners to make this vision a reality.
Why Source London?
Driving 100% electric cars allows us to travel in the city without creating air or noise pollution.
The electric engine produces no micro particles or exhaust fumes, and allows us to reduce carbon emissions.
By developing Source London we will make the city cleaner, more pleasant and breathable and encourage everyone to have a more ecological, practical and economical car.
What is it likely to cost me?
A new electric car with the same specification as a conventional car may cost more, but will be significantly cheaper to run.
The initial cost of the vehicles is expected to come down as the demand for them increases.
Electric two-wheelers cost pretty much the same as their conventional cousins.
Here’s what getting behind the wheel of your EV could mean for your bank balance.
You could save over £3,500 a year:
You don’t have to pay the congestion charge – a saving of up to £2,278 for cars and vans that are driven into central London
- 1. No road tax
- 2. Lower fuel costs. For example, for 10,000 miles you’d pay around £300 a year for your EV. If you join Source London this could be even less because you get free electricity included in the £10 membership fee. For petrol or diesel you’d expect to pay around £1,600. That’s a saving of more than £1,300
- 3. You're also less affected by fluctuating fuel prices.
- 4. Lower maintenance costs. The lack of complex parts (no gearboxes or engine) can make EVs cheaper to look after.