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The C40 Electric Vehicle Network

By December 17, 2009News

Boris mayorsBoris has been in Copenhagen this week.  Apparently, alongside the UN’s Climate Change Conference is a smaller ‘Climate Summit For Mayors’ – the Europa League to the UN’s Champions League, if you will.

Fourteen Mayors from leading world cities have been meeting in Denmark to discuss green initiatives for their cities.  They have agreed on commitments to make their cities more electric vehicle friendly by forming the C40 Electric Vehicle Network (wouldn’t the C5 Electric Vehicle Network have been better, just for those of us who remember the 1980s?)

Four vehicle manufacturers including Nissan and Renault have also committed to the scheme.

The cities of Bogota, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Copenhagen, Delhi, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Sydney have all signed up to the plan which aims to drive demand for electric vehicles as well as implementing the infrastructure necessary to run them.

Bozza said, “London has set the standard for the shift to mainstream urban electric vehicles use across the world. City leaders have raised the bar in responding to the challenge of climate change. By committing to adopt electric technology, we are using the collective clout of our procurement power and populations to mobilise global markets. The move to electric vehicles, which emit zero pollution on to our city streets, will have a massive impact on cutting carbon emissions whilst improving air quality and noise levels for our citizens.”

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