31 May '12, 10am

Motorway network to rapidly attract electric vehicles: The rollout of a new network of motorway rapid charge poi...

Motorway network to rapidly attract electric vehicles: The rollout of a new network of motorway rapid charge poi...

The rollout of a new network of motorway rapid charge points begins this week, which allow electric car owners to drive the length of the country without the need for long journey-stops for recharging. Over the next few months, a network of rapid chargers, which can refill a battery in 30 mins or less, will be installed at Roadchef motorway services across the country. The first was switched on today at Clacket Lane Services on the M25. Rapid chargers will help make long journeys in an electric car more akin to the experience in a conventional car. Currently, the most common chargers in the UK use a 13 amp system and take between six to eight hours to fill an empty battery. Because of this, certain journeys – such as travelling anywhere North of Preston or Huddersfield – would have been difficult in a typical EV, with the car likely to run out of charge before reaching ano...

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