30 Jun '14, 11am

Electric car owners could ‘pay more than combustion car owners’ for long journeys: #Green #Electric #Driving

Electric car owners could face paying more to recharge than it costs to refuel a diesel car, as the Government removes subsidies for charging points. Speaking on the Radio 4 show, You and Yours , Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer confirmed that the support for the installation and maintenance of public recharging points ended in April, leaving councils and network operators to cover the cost by passing the expensive onto EV owners. I t is something our columnist, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield touched upon on Friday as she asked whether it would deter plug-in hybrids owners from recharging , effectively turning their cars into ordinary combustion models on longer journeys. One of the biggest network operators, Chargemaster has already confirmed that it will charge up to £7.50 for a 30 minute rapid charge – meaning electric car owners could end up paying more to make a journey t...

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