Westminster Set to Give Electric Cars a Charge

London borough set to roll out UK's largest on-street electric car charging service.

Published: 06-Jan-2008

Environmentally friendly car use is set for a dramatic boost this year as Westminster City Council rolls out the biggest on-street electric car charging service in the UK.

Following a successful pilot scheme the local authority is set to expand the number of points across the city, installing an extra 10 outside homes, offices and in prime locations in the West End.

This is on top of the 48 existing charging points the council runs in 13 of its car parks and two pioneering on-street points in Covent Garden, which have proved a huge hit.


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