Personal Computer World (UK) reports:
The company is to join forces with recharging station manufacturer Elektromotive to provide the recharging stations, which it claims will make electric cars such as the G-Wiz and MEGA City more attractive propositions for urban commuters.
. . . around 200 of the charging stations, which provide a standard 240V charge, are expected to be deployed in London with a further 50 planned for other cities including Brighton and Sheffield.
. . . with most electric cars costing 1.3p to 1.5p per mile to run, costs would be minimal.
. . . The study from ICM Research predicted that Londoners alone will spend £1.2bn on green vehicles in the next year.
Is this a sign of things to come around the world? Detractors of electric cars and PHEV's have often cited the lack of recharging stations was a major problem in making these cars acceptable. The article does not say how the charging stations will be paid for but infers that some will be paid for by local governments and some from proceeds from selling the electricity.