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Government set to boost number of EV charging points

Government has allocated more than £9 million to boost the number of electric vehicle charging points as part of its Go Ultra Low campaign.

It will include 140 new rapid charge points, which can charge an electric car in less than half an hour, cementing the UK’s position as one of the best for electric vehicle recharging networks in Europe.

Major car manufacturers BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall are all backing the Go Ultra Low campaign.

The aim, says the Department for Transport, is to help debunk common myths and misconceptions that put drivers off switching to electric or hybrid cars, such as cost and how far the vehicles can travel before being recharged.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “Electric cars are one of the most promising of our green industries and we want to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in both the production and adoption of these vehicles.”

Read next week’s Fleet News to find out more about the Go Ultra Low campaign.

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  • Bob - 03/02/2014 16:25

    Take care when using this site. I had a look and in some cases it recomended the wrong vehicle for the type for the range selected. Also, its a shame that other manufacturers like Smart and Volvo are not taking part.

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