15 Jul '13, 12pm

Hadrian Wall to charge up in Cumbria #greenenergy

Hadrian’s Wall is about to get electrified, as one energy company plans to install electric car charging points along the famous landmark. Solway Renewables, based in Cumbria, plans to use Government funding to install PodPoint charging stations at homes and businesses along the route of the Wall. Speaking to the North West Evening Mail , director Suzanne Burgess said: “I’m absolutely fed up with Cumbria being left behind because we’re rural, as if that’s a valid excuse. “As usual we’re in a chicken-and-egg situation where people won’t buy electric cars because they worry about the range and no-one will install electric charging points because there is no demand.” The first business to benefit will be Wallsend B&B at Bowness-on Solway, in Cumbria, right near the western end of the Wall. While Hadrian’s Wall meanders through both Cumbria and Northumberland, Cumbria, unlike ...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/0...

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