According to a report on the BBC, London is now the world’s slowest city in which to drive. It took an average of 36 minutes to drive 6.2 miles in 2022 according to TomTom.
It is also the most expensive for electric car charging. Using fast EV charge points could cost £2,055 to drive 10,000 miles.
Comment: The mismanagement of the road network by Transport for London (TfL) is the prime cause of the reduced travel times and increased congestion in London. Mayor Sadiq Khan must take some of the blame for this as he has backed the policies that have reduced traffic speeds and removed road space.
The cost of EV charging is also discouraging people from buying electric vehicles. It’s actually cheaper to run a petrol car.
BBC Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-64641426
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