Britain Gears Up for Electric Cars

By the end of next year, about 1,000 of the bays are expected to be installed across the country, with 200 in London and smaller networks in other conurbations.

Published: 23-Jun-2008

Britain will soon have its first national network of charging bays for electric cars as growing numbers of motorists opt for alternative forms of transport.

By the end of next year, about 1,000 of the bays are expected to be installed across the country, with 200 in London and smaller networks in other conurbations.

Eventually, each city is expected to have hundreds of the sockets – usually contained in pillars on the pavement or in car parks. Topping up a car’s power is free, but users have to pay £75 a year for a key to use the charging points.

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