Plans for privately funded EV network welcomed

Friday, 18 November 2011

Elektromotive has welcomed plans for a privately funded electronic vehicle (EV) network, which is to be rolled out across the UK over the next year.

The company told car insurance customers that Chargemaster's introduction of the POLAR plans to bring over 4,000 charging points to British towns in the next 12 months will help build consumer confidence in the EV sector.

Managing director of Elektromotive, Calvey Taylor-Haw, said that this is an "announcement that represents a positive step towards the development of a nationwide EV recharging infrastructure".

He added: "If the automotive industry is to convince motorists of the viability of electric vehicles as every day transport, privately operated schemes such as this will be essential, both now and in the longer term."

Recently, Rolec Services told car insurance owners that the demand for domestic EV charging points is gradually growing in the UK.

Furthermore, the company added that a host of automobile manufacturers, including Vauxhall and Ford, will introduce a range of new EVs to the British market in 2012.

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