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Ecotricity adds two new points to Electric Highway

The new points have been added at Peterborough and Baldock Extra Services, which gain DC/AC charging. Ecotricity also said that a charging point is planned for Cambridge Extra Services – making it the last Extra site to gain a charging point.

The firm’s Electric Highway kicked off in July 2011 with the installation of its first electric vehicle charge point at Welcome Break's South Mimms services.

Working with Renault and Nissan, the Electric Highway now spans from London to West Wales, the South Coast to Scotland, with AC/DC charging points located at motorway service stations and city centre IKEA stores. In total, Ecotricity says it has 161 points in the ground.

The firm is planning to have a charging point at every motorway service station in the UK by the end of the year, and has begun to equip major A-roads too.

It also announced in May that electric vehicle drivers travelled over half a million miles using the Electric Highway in 2013.

The Electric Highway is free to use – drivers just need to register for a swipe card on the website. The network is supplied with 100% renewably sourced energy.

 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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