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Nissan and Ecotricity call for clearer road signage for charging

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Nissan and Ecotricity have called on the Government to invest official signage across the UK for standard and rapid electric vehicle charging points.

Both companies say that despite there now being 9,000 charging points across the UK, there is no official signage available to direct motorists to them.

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince said: “It’s time to introduce charging point road signs in Britain – they’ll provide necessary direction for the thousands of electric car drivers in Britain as well as increasing public awareness that the infrastructure is ready for them to make the move to an electric car.”

Ecotricity has 20,000 members that use its network of 250 charge points in the UK. It says its members have now driven over 15 million miles on electric power since the network’s inception in 2011.

Nissan has sold more than 11,500 all electric Nissan Leafs since the vehicle was launched in the UK, and almost 200,000 worldwide, in 2011 and 2010 respectively.

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