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Nine electric cars are eligible for subsidy

Postby EfficientEnergySaving » 14 Dec 2010 12:00

The Government has announced nine electric cars which are eligible for the £5000 subsidy.

Mitsubishi's iMiEV
Daimler's smart fortwo electric drive
Peugeot's iON
Citroen's CZero
Nissan Leaf
Tata Vista electric vehicle
Toyota Prius Plug-in
Vauxhall's Ampera
General Motors' Chevrolet Volt.

20 Million pounds for local charging points is also to be shared between Midlands, Greater Manchester, east England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This must all be good news for the electric car in the UK.
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Re: Nine electric cars are eligible for subsidy

Postby MB » 15 Dec 2010 19:08

There are 100 new charging points being installed in Birmingham. They've got quite a few sites already set up there, already.

There are a lot in Coventry and the surrounding area as well now - every month a couple more charging points seem to pop up.
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Re: Nine electric cars are eligible for subsidy

Postby cobb-lees » 16 Dec 2010 11:03

Good news for the future, but I can't see charging points "popping" up on the East coast anytime soon.

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Re: Nine electric cars are eligible for subsidy

Postby Paddy » 17 Dec 2010 11:21

I think it's a shame that they don't do any round here. I live right by Sandbanks and with the amout of very rich people who love to be seen being enviroment friendly (footballers/wives, businessmen etc...) I think the area is missing a prime time to get it all set up and running and be a leading example to the rest of the counties that are futher away from London.
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Re: Nine electric cars are eligible for subsidy

Postby ArtlessWilbury » 17 Dec 2010 14:08

No REVA NXR on that list? Is that not supposed to be available in 2011?
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Re: Nine electric cars are eligible for subsidy

Postby MB » 17 Dec 2010 16:52

cobb-lees wrote:Good news for the future, but I can't see charging points "popping" up on the East coast anytime soon.

Lee



Where would you like charging points to appear around your area, Lee?

I was talking to a guy earlier on today who has set up a charity. He has designed a low cost charging point that provides both 13 amp and 32 amp high speed charging to provide a total of three charging points for a total all-in cost of £500, including installation. The idea of the charity is to offer these to businesses and organisations in order to boost the numbers of charging points around the country.

As a businessman yourself, you probably know other businesses who could potentially profit from having charging points - restaurants and pubs for instance, and you may even know people on your local council, who could be persuaded to offer charging points in return for a small (or not so small) donation to the charity. It would pay for itself in terms of free publicity they would get, if nothing else.


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