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Electric car charging points to be installed across Herefordshire
12:50pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
CHARGING points for electric cars are to be installed across Herefordshire.
The devices will be set up in Hereford and each market town over the next 12 months as part of a drive by Herefordshire Council to boost green travel.
Earlier this year city-based firm Fownhope Mitsubishi voiced concern it might struggle to sell electric cars because of a lack of charging points, the nearest being in Hay-on-Wye.
But Councillor Russell B Hamilton, cabinet member for environment and planning, said the new charging points would put Herefordshire on the electric car map.
“Insofar as our offer of charging points is concerned, we hope that as a result of this more people will consider electric vehicles as a serious proposition,” he added.
“This will help reinforce and support our commitment to becoming a low-carbon county.”
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