04 Jul '11, 12pm

UK Government Withdraws Support for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure?

UK Government Withdraws Support for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure?

While Britain's utilities compete for the electric vehicle charging market , and while the nation's capitol has pledged a huge expansion of electric vehicle charging stations in the coming years , it looks like efforts to build publically-accessible charging stations outside of the London area may be falling foul of budget cuts. The Guardian reports that a report from the Department of Transport is warning that a network of electric vehicle charging stations would be underutilized and uneconomical , and looks set to be the latest victim of a government u-turn: A report published by the Department for Transport declared that widespread public charging points for electric vehicles would be "under-utilised and uneconomic", and said the nation should instead rely on recharging car and van batteries at home or at work. The new policy contrasts with much more ambitious promises ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/uk-government-sup...

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