National database maps out electric car charging spots

A new database which shows where all the UK’s charging spots for electric vehicles (EVs) are is being backed by the Department for Transport (DfT). The National Chargepoint Registry will […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A new database which shows where all the UK’s charging spots for electric vehicles (EVs) are is being backed by the Department for Transport (DfT). The National Chargepoint Registry will map out charging locations and will be publicly available.

Chargepoint manufacturer POD Point won the £89,000 contract from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles – made up of DECC, DfT and BIS – to create the database.

The database is designed to dispel fears about the range of EVs and comes as the Government has pledged £30million to kick-start the installation of recharging points in eight areas across the country.

Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “This Registry will get us away from the mind-set of; will I, won’t I get there? And I’m sure that public and private chargepoint owners alike will get behind the initiative because the more information we have up there the more motorists will be encouraged to make the switch to electric.