Electric cars

  1. Plymouth getting 50 new electric vehicle charging points

    BBC Radio Devon

    Plymouth is getting 50 new, on-street electric vehicle charge points.

    The city council said it had been given a government grant of £225,000 to install them next year.

    Exact locations had not been decided yet, but they should be on streets rather than in public car parks, it added.

    Elsewhere in the county, a charging point has also been installed at Haytor car park by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

    And North Devon Council said it was inviting suppliers to tender for a contract to install more in the district.

    Electric car charging point
  2. Boost for electric car drivers in Plymouth

    BBC Radio Devon

    Charging point

    Plymouth is set to receive 50 new electric vehicle charging points.

    The city council says it plans to install them predominantly on residential streets to help households who do not have access to off-street parking to charge their cars.

    According to the city council there are currently 15 charging points around the city.

    The council wants the city to become carbon neutral by 2030.

  3. Hundreds of electric car charging points planned for city

    Hundreds of new electric vehicle charging points are going to be placed across Birmingham in the next two years.

    Taxi being charged

    The city council scheme is part of a drive to cut emissions and will start this autumn.

    Initially, 394 charge points will be installed, with a focus on the city centre, to support the electrification of Birmingham's taxi vehicles.

    The local authority says they'll also be available to firms and residents and their aim is to get the charge points across the city in the next 12 years.