UK Gov't Launches Phase Two of Plugged-in-Places Scheme

With some 2,800 public charging stations already installed around Britain, the next phase will raise this total to 8,000 units.

Published: 19-Feb-2013

The Government has launched the second phase of its Plugged in Places scheme which has so far funded 2,800 of the approximately 8,000 charging points for battery powered cars in the UK.

The Department for Transport announced millions of pounds in funding for home and on-street charging as well as charging points at railway stations.

Until now, take up of EVs has been slow, with only 3,000 on Britain's roads.


Mitsubishi i with ABB Terra 51 Direct Current fast charger.

Terra 51 Direct Current fast charger for electric vehicles can charge electric vehicles in 15 to 30 minutes.

Lola-Drayson B12/69 EV designed to be wirelessly recharged during pit stops.

Qualcomm and Samsung also announce the formation of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), which will initially focus on mobile electronics, but hopes to eventually draw members from auto industry.

Award winning Pipistrel G4 lifts off during Green Flight Challenge.

The station can charge 12 electric aircraft simultaneously with a continuous 9600 watts per plane.


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