Lancashire car dealers could be in for an EV boost as the county prepares for the installation of 150 charging points by Chargemaster.
The charging points are due to be installed in early 2018 following a successful bid by Lancashire County Council to the Department for Transport's Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund and could encourage EV adoption.
Chargemaster’s chief executive, David Martell, said: “It’s fantastic that we have been selected by Lancashire County Council to help make it easier to own and drive an electric vehicle in the county, by increasing its charging infrastructure.
“There are already over 1,000 electric vehicle drivers in Lancashire and that number is expected to grow considerably over the coming years.”
Chargemaster will provide 18 of its Ultracharge rapid chargers and 66 dual-socket fast chargers, for use with a standard Type 2 public charging cable.
The first charging points will be operated on POLAR, which already has over 5,500 charging points nationwide.