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Nationwide network of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrids a primary goal
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13 May 2010

Introducing a nationwide network of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrids has been identified as a priority of the new Government.

In a joint statement the Conservatives and Liveral Democrats announced: "The parties agree to implement a full programme of measures to fulfil our joint ambitions for a low carbon and eco-friendly economy, including the establishment of a smart grid and the roll-out of smart meters."

Hammond is Transport Secretary

Prior to the election the Conservatives pledged to create a national car recharging network, while the Liberal Democrats promised a 'zero-carbon Britain.'

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mantaray 14 May 2010

Re: Government wants charging network

It's amazing how Cows are the biggest producers of greenhouse gases yet they aren't taxed.........

I wasn't think about polution when I mentioned horses, more the amount of time it would take to do a decent journey in an electric car if it needs charging up constantly..

And yes, I agree with RicardoJ.....Hydrogen is the way to go....

RicardoJ 14 May 2010

Re: Government wants charging network

What

about

HYDROGEN filling stations...?

Aren't these cars more eco-friendly that cars that simply use mains electricity?

beachland2 13 May 2010

Re: Government wants charging network

i just been reading about how cheap aviation fuel is, its a disgrace, it hardly costs anything, and in places they can get it totally duty and tax free.

all we need to do is equalise air and vehicle fuel duty and the government wont need to raise VAT i reckon.

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