The number of electric charge points in the UK will be increased to 4,000 by the end of next year as the electric car becomes increasingly popular with motorists.
Electric cars were reintroduced last year to help reduce the amount of pollution that is currently in the UK. The car itself is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in batteries. The car can be easily charged using a main socket and holds its charge for over 100 miles. Over recent months the electric car has started to become even more popular with Brits who choose to live a little greener which is why more charge points will be introduced.
At first the interest with electric cars was slow even though the Government offered a number of benefits such as a £5,000 subsidy to anyone that purchased the vehicle, tax breaks for company drivers and an exemption from vehicle tax and congestion charges.
However the Daily Mail newspaper has reported that the amount of electric cars on British roads are set to increase and Oxford has been revealed to have have the most electric charge points in the UK. More points will be added by the end of this month, making it the most electric car friendly city in Europe. London will also be making changes to accommodate motorists who own electric cars. They will go from having 654 points to 1,300 by the end of next year. The increase in charge points indicates that there will be a rise in the amount of people who use an electric car in the coming months.
David Martell, chief executive of car power point ChargeMaster, commented on the increased number of points: “We are on the brink of a revolution. The extra charge points should help raise electric car awareness and address fears motorists may have had about where they might recharge the batteries.”
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By Amanda Bainbridge