Offer for owners of electric cars

Echo reporter Kevin Clark with the Nissan Leaf
Echo reporter Kevin Clark with the Nissan Leaf
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ELECTRIC vehicle owners in the North East are being urged to plug into the region’s growing charging point network.

For taking part in a trial, they will receive their own domestic charger in return.

It has been introduced by Charge your Car, the North East’s Plugged in Places scheme, to gain valuable data about how EV drivers use charging points.

Project manager Josey Wardle said the trial is crucial in encouraging more EV drivers on to the roads.

“The data collected will help us to bring about improvements that in turn will help to boost the growing number of electric vehicles on the roads, both in the North East and UK wide, over the coming years.

“Charge your Car is carrying out a lot of work to ensure that the public charging point network meets the demands of EV drivers in the North East.

“However, it is equally important to encourage domestic charging points to be installed in homes, to make it even easier for drivers to make the switch to low carbon vehicles.”

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