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Electric car for hire scheme to be launched in London

13 March 2014 Last updated at 02:28 GMT

Electric cars that can be hired by the hour are to be introduced in London.

The project is being funded by a French company, the Bollore Group, who want to boost the number of charging points in London.

About 100 electric vehicles will be available within a year, the project developers said.

BBC London's Nick Beake spoke to Vincent Bollore, from the Bollore Group, and motoring journalist Alistair Weaver