Electric car charging point for North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 07:55 11 February 2014
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.