Good News Reading: Government cash gives a jump-start for electric cars

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The Department for TransportLancashire set to invest £15 million on electric car chargers. Read more ... » has announced that Reading Borough CouncilUK Electric Car Charging: Public charging points in West Sussex. Read more ... » will receive a grantElectric car charging point in Beeches Car Park is BACK, fixed after six weeks. Read more ... » of £127,500 to help pay for the five chargingFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... » locations

Electric CarsFive charging sites for electricFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... » cars#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... » are on the way, thanks to some GovernmentWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » cash.

The Department for Transport has announced that Reading Borough Council will receive a grant of £127,500 to help pay for the five charging locationsUK #ElectricCar EV charging Network is ever expanding. More Charging facilities for Electric Vehicle Drivers. Horray!. Read more ... ».

The grant represents 75 per cent of the costRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » and the council will provide the rest – either from its transport budget or from sponsorship. The charging pointsFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... » will form part of a newNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » national networkUK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... » which will allow electric carFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... » drivers to plan longerNissan Leaf Electric Car: Cheapest Leases with evmeerkat.com and now Piece of Mind Guarantees from Nissan!. Read more ... » journeys. It also aimsUK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... » to encourage more drivers to opt for electrically-powered vehicles#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... ».

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The money will be divided as follows:

– £112,500 for the installationErm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... » of three rapidUK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... » chargeFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... » points for electric vehicles#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... » at Kenavon Drive, Rivermead and Palmer ParkUK Electric Car Charging: Public charging points in West Sussex. Read more ... » – rapid chargersElectric cars gain momentum. Read more ... » typically charge 80 per cent of an electric vehicleFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... »’s batteryDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... » in 20Electric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014. Read more ... » to 30 minutesElectric vehicle charge-point installed at Fleet Services on the M3. Read more ... », enabling drivers to make a quick top-up.

– £15Tesla takes UK supercharger network to Sainsbury's. Read more ... »,000 for the installation of twoGreat Stuff: Electric car charging points coming to West Berkshire. Read more ... » fast chargeElectric car charging bays to be rolled out across Inverclyde. Read more ... » points at Rivermead and Palmer Park – fastEstonia launches national #electriccar #Rapid #Charging (400v, 80w) network - "30 minutes charging". Read more ... » chargers completely charge an electric vehicle#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... »’s battery in three to four hours and serve a different market2/2: Driving the Future Today A strategy for ultra low emission vehicles in the UK. Read more ... » to rapid chargers136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... ».

People using the leisure facilities at Rivermead and Palmer Park will be able to charge their car while they are there. The borough council’s lead member for strategic environment, planning and transport Councillor Tony Page said: “I am very pleased that the council’s bid for this fundingWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » has been successful.

“We are committed to supporting Reading’s Climate ChangeElectric cars gain momentum. Read more ... » Strategy and this will be an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissionsFirst electric-only car hire service launches in London. Read more ... » on local roads.

“Although electric carsElectric cars gain momentum. Read more ... » are not widely usedBetter Late Than Never: Longbridge caretaker tests out electric cars for Birmingham City Council. Read more ... » in Reading at the moment, there is evidence that they are becoming more and more popular across the country as motoristsProlific ICEing in Bradford: Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point. Read more ... » seek less-polluting forms of transport.

“The provision of these charging pointsWhat with all Electric Car Charging points "lack of use" bashing on the Media. Here is what I think on this... (Draft). Read more ... » will help to encourage local motorists to make the switchElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... » from petrolElectric cars gain momentum. Read more ... » and diesel-powered cars and this will bring environmental benefits.”

The council is keen to workFree EV charging points scheme tabled. Read more ... » with partner organisations who can provide specialist technical expertise, support and funding for the project.

GreenElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » councillor Rob White said: “It’s goodErm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... » to hear that we have this funding for more charging points in Reading.

“However to put this into some perspective, in 2012 just 2Extra charging points for electric vehicles in Fife. Read more ... »,237 electric cars were sold and registered for the ‘plug-inPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » car grantConfirmed: Plug-In Grant of £5,000 for PHEV and #ev is to run for the life of the this Parliament (2013). Read more ... »’ across the whole country. What we really need is massive investment from the Government to improve walking and cycling facilities, as well as making public transport cheaper.

“This would need to be backed up by a campaign to change people’s habits. Only then will we start to see the shift in behaviour that is necessary.”

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