Major electric vehicle infrastructure in the North East

Finally some electric car charging infrastructure comparable to what’s available in London, elsewhere in the country! The North East is embracing ‘green’ motoring following confirmation that an advanced network of 1,300 electric vehicle (EV) recharging posts have been installed few years ago.

The installations are being commissioned by Regional Development Agency One North East through Newcastle City Council, as part of their ‘Plugged-In Places’ initiative, which is helping to establish electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in key strategic locations around the UK. Elektrobays are a popoular technology with some 300+ already installed across the UK.

Realising that concerns over how far electric vehicles can travel between chargers, coined ‘range anxiety’ (which is a new one for physcoanalysts!) , those behind the scheme have realised that « developing a comprehensive charging network which allows people to charge at home, at work, in town and city centres and at our visitor attractions, will be key to showing drivers that the switch to low carbon transport is viable ».