Elec­tric charg­ing ac­cess is praised

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

The north-east is lead­ing the way in elec­tric car charg­ing, new data has shown.

A league ta­ble pub­lished by the De­part­ment for Trans­port shows the area has one of the best net­works of ac­cess points in the coun­try – with 738 pub­lic charg­ing de­vices avail­able.

There are 23 de­vices per 100,000 of the pop­u­la­tion – now out­num­ber­ing petrol sta­tions – but UK-wide, more than 100 lo­cal au­thor­i­ties have fewer than 10.

Trans­port Sec­re­tary Grant Shapps has called on coun­cils to do more.

Mr Shapps said:“I urge lo­cal coun­cils across Scot­land to take ad­van­tage of all the gov­ern­ment sup­port on of­fer.

“The gov­ern­ment is of­fer­ing grants for the in­stal­la­tion of charge points.”

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