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Government money to fund electric vehicle charging network

The Government’s £25 million scheme for ultra low carbon vehicle demonstrators will pave the way for a network of over 500 electric vehicle recharging stations. Elektrobay

The charging stations should be installed across the UK by 2010 and the majority will be produced and installed by Brighton-based Elektromotive.

The new electric charging stations will be funded by a portion of the £25 million which is also being used by several companies, including Mitsubishi and Mini to fund the production of a fleet of approximately 340 new electric vehicles in cities around the UK.

The cities involved include London, Glasgow, north-east England, the West Midlands and Oxford.

Many of the new charging stations that will be installed around the UK are Elektrobays, identical to those 160 already sited in London and in other locations around the UK.

Calvey Taylor Haw, managing director for Elektromotive, said: “This initiative will enable us to bring forward moves to deploy new 32 amp fast charge technologies, as well as our EBConnect remote monitoring and billing system.”

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