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Nissan Wants the UK Government to Put EVs on the Map

Throughout the UK, there are more than 9,000 EV charging points, covering almost all the motorway services. Over 11,500 all-electric Nissan Leafs have been sold in Great Britain since the model's launch in early 2011. The market is there, but there still is no official, recognizable signage available to direct motorists to charging stations.
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As the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, Nissan has decided to partner up with Ecotricity, the company operating Europe’s biggest charging network, to bring EVs on the map, literally. Believe it or not, the island’s roads have official signs for “migratory toad crossings,” even though there are only 140 such places across the UK, but they don’t have any signs for electric charging stations.

The two eco-conscious companies believe this should change, as the time is right for the new UK government to take action and raise awareness of the country’s EV infrastructure. They want the state to introduce universal symbols that can be used to designate the different types of EV charging points available on Britain’s roadways, notably standard and rapid chargers.

According to a recent press release, the campaign will be calling on the primary influencers in the motoring and sustainability sector to share their views on the UK’s electric vehicle charging network to encourage the Department for Transport and Office of Low Emission Vehicles to take action.

It may seem rather peculiar - what these two are asking, but if you look at the figures, the perspective may alter. Apparently, over the past four years, Ecotricity has installed Europe’s most advanced electric car charging network in Britain. It numbers 250 pumps, 20,000 members and over 10 million emission-free miles driven since its inception. This year alone, over a million miles were driven on the network every month.

As far as Nissan is concerned, the company says it has sold more than 11,500 all-electric Nissan Leafs since the vehicle launched in the UK and almost worldwide, in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

With Volkswagen’s emission cheat scandal, the moment couldn’t be better for automakers to sell their EVs or plug-in hybrids.

 
 
 
 
 

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