Station to miss out on electric car charging point

Knutsford Guardian: An example of an electric car charging point An example of an electric car charging point

KNUTSFORD train station will not be receiving a charging point for electrical cars despite government investment of more than £300,000 in the area.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged to invest more than £9million in charging points across the country including at train stations, after launching a joint campaign with car manufacturers to promote the benefits of ultra low emission vehicles.

Network provider Northern Rail will receive £322,500 to install charging points in train station car parks, but plans do not include a point at Knutsford.

A Northern Rail spokesperson said: “This station is not currently on the list. The locations have been decided on a space and capacity basis.

“Those with full car parks and busy commuter stations could not have two car parking spaces taken up to put in an electric charging point.

“However, we have only received 75 per cent of the funding so the list of locations could change.”

Last year, Merseytravel also received funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles for 126 charging points across Merseyside and West Cheshire, including at some train stations.

Major car manufacturers BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall are backing the Go Ultra Low campaign in partnership with the government.

They hope to debunk common myths and misconceptions putting drivers off switching to electric or hybrid cars, such as cost and how far the vehicles can travel before being recharged.

Electric car owners do not have to pay car tax or congestion charges and many chargepoints are free to use.

The cars can cost from 2p a mile, meaning a family driving an electric vehicle 10,000 miles-per-year could save around £1,000 on fuel costs each year.

Mr Clegg added: “Electric cars are one of the most promising of our green industries and we want to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in both the production and adoption of these vehicles.”

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12:34pm Mon 3 Feb 14

melchett says...

Speak to George,I am sure he will sort it out overnight, has always bent over backwards for his flock..!!
Speak to George,I am sure he will sort it out overnight, has always bent over backwards for his flock..!! melchett

2:52pm Mon 3 Feb 14

MrBenggo says...

I am sure you're right melchett,providing he doesn't leave by the back door and misses you.
I am sure you're right melchett,providing he doesn't leave by the back door and misses you. MrBenggo

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