30 Jan '14, 10am

UK accelerates towards 'electric car leadership'

The government is to invest more than £9m to boost the number of charging points for electric cars across the UK and will work with manufacturers to accelerate the growing market. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced today that £5.8m will be spent on providing 140 new rapid chargepoints in towns and along major roads to create a nationwide network of 500 chargers, each of which can fully power up an electric car battery in 30 minutes. FURTHER READING American Vanadium bets big on better batteries E-Car Club launches first university car-sharing hub A further £600,000 is set to be spent on fitting 80 chargepoints at railway stations for commuters, while grants of £2.9m have been awarded to public sector organisations, including hospitals, fire and rescue services, the Ministry of Defence, and Gloucestershire police force, to install more than 450 chargepoints for thei...

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