The Central District Alliance (CDA) has announced the deployment of its new fleet of zero emission, electric assisted vehicles (EAVs) in Holborn and Clerkenwell.

The CDA is the Business Improvement District (BID) representing and looking after the areas of Holborn, St Giles, Bloomsbury, Farringdon and Clerkenwell.

Early trials of the EAVs showed they cut CO2 emissions by 89%, increase productivity of users by 10% and reduce road congestion as they can be used in the bike lane.

Applied across the CDA’s central London patch, the initiative has the potential for decreasing urban pollution and traffic around some of the densest roadways in the capital.

Gordon Brockie, chief operating officer at CDA, said: ‘Central District Alliance is committed to utilising new technologies that help keep our streets clean and drive us towards achieving a zero carbon London by 2030.

‘These new electric assisted vehicles cut congestion, reduce air pollution, and complement our wider environmental projects that enhance urban biodiversity and the nature on our doorsteps. I am immensely proud to be working with our local partners to help deliver a cleaner and greener city for all.’