Electric car charging point for North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 07:55 11 February 2014

The electric car chargers will be placed at Yatton Station. Photo sent into iwitness24 by Andrew Falconbridge.

The electric car chargers will be placed at Yatton Station. Photo sent into iwitness24 by Andrew Falconbridge.

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ELECTRIC cars will soon be chargeable at a North Somerset station, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced.

The Government has promised £9million to boost the number of electric car points and First Great Western will receive £315,000 of the funding.

A total of 44 train stations will have a charge point installed in the coming months, including Yatton.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “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.

“The extremely low running costs of electric cars help drivers save money and we are allocating more than £9 million to boost chargepoints across the country to help drivers to go green.

“This means we can lower UK emissions and create high-tech engineering and manufacturing jobs to boost our economy.”

Sarah McManus, FGW’s major projects manager, said the move will allow more sustainable journeys for its passengers to and from stations.

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