From 1 January 2018, all new black cabs will have to be battery-powered electric models by law as part of TfL’s effort to reduce toxic pollution from diesel engines. Transport for London is spending £18m on upgrading the capital’s power grids to charge the first generation of battery-powered black cabs. The funds will pay for network reinforcements to enable British Gas owner Centrica and other energy companies to install 300 rapid electric-car charging stations by 2020. The charging point ...
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