London Mayor Boris Johnson Drives Formula E Racecar
See all the photos of London Mayor Boris Johnson driving Formula E car below.
Addressing the assembled media after stepping out of the Formula E car, Johnson said: “It certainly is fast but I’ve gone faster! It’s a wonderful venue for London and I congratulate Alejandro [Agag] and everyone at Formula E on what they’ve done. Wandsworth [borough council] have played a blinder getting it here in Battersea Park and let’s make sure we have it every year!”
After arriving on his familiar bicycle, Johnson was given a tour of the track in the Qualcomm safety car before donning his race suit and jumping into the fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E.
It certainly is fast but I’ve gone faster!
– Boris Johnson
“What it showcases is a drive to get low carbon vehicles on the streets and the aim of having an ultra-low emission zone in the heart of the city by 2020,” said Johnson. “It’s not saying much, but we have more electric charging points in London now than we have petrol stations but we’re getting there.”
Speaking about the noise of the Formula E car, Johnson joked: “It was so quiet in the car I could hear a squirrel!”
London Mayor Boris Johnson Drives Formula E Car Photos
Source: Formula E