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Charging points boost electric cars

03 March, 2017

ISLINGTON is to get more than 100 roadside electric-charging points in a bid to improve air quality.

The charging facilities are aimed at encouraging the take-up of electric vehicles, helping to combat CO2 emissions and dangerous diesel exhaust fumes. Electric charging facilities will be increased from 10 bays to more than 100 in the next 12 months.

Fast-charging lamp­posts will fully charge some electric cars in three to four hours. Rapid-charging units can give an 80 per cent charge in as little as 30 minutes.

“This is not a trial. We are taking the lead and rolling out this cutting-edge technology in our streets,” Labour environment and transport chief Councillor Claudia Webbe said.

“The easier we make it for people to ditch petrol or diesel vehicles in favour of electric ones, the better.”

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