Government to invest £40m in new electric service stations
The UK government is to invest £40m into new electric service stations and 750 charge points
The UK government is to invest £40m into building four new electric service stations throughout the country, which will be dedicated to plug-in vehicles, in addition, they are to install 750 smaller charge service points at Park and Ride stops and throughout other areas across the country.
The new electric service stations will be purpose built for plug-in vehicles and their drivers, who can “grab a coffee and use the Wi-Fi, while rapid chargers top up their car in as little as 20 minutes”, according to those in the know.
The government has confirmed that one of the new state-of-the-art hubs will be located on the M1, which connects London with Yorkshire and the Midlands, but the whereabouts of the other three have yet to be revealed. On Monday, January 25, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin is to award the £40m fund to those cities whose green plans have most impressed those involved in the decision making process.
The government hopes that the new developments and improved resources, will encourage the British public to make the switch to electric motors. The additional 750 charge points will be located along motorways and in across cities and major towns throughout the country, resulting in “thousands more greener vehicles on our roads.”
Patrick McLoughlin said: “We are investing £600m by 2020 to improve air quality and create jobs so that we can achieve our goal of every new car and van in the UK being ultra-low-emission by 2040.”
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