M5 electric charger!

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 October 2011

Cars will now be able to charge up on the M5

Cars will now be able to charge up on the M5

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ELECTRIC cars can now be recharged at Sedgemoor services on the M5 after a new power point opened this week.

The charge point on the northbound side between junctions 21-22 is the latest one to open in England as steps are taken to try to encourage drivers to give up their petrol cars.

There are currently six motorway charging points across the country and 21 more will be built in the next 18 months.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity which runs the facility, said: “It’s often said that one of the reasons more people don’t buy electric cars is because of a lack of charging facilities – while the reason more charging facilities aren’t built is because not enough people are buying electric cars – classic chicken and egg stuff. We’re hoping to break that impasse.

“We’re creating the infrastructure to get Britain’s electric car revolution moving.”

But the innovation is not a quick one as motorists are warned that it will take two hours to fully recharge a flat 
battery.

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