A total of 4,000 electric charging points are to be provided in approximately 100 towns across the UK in the roll-out of the country’s first privately funded network.
The electric vehicle charging network is called Polar and will be launched in September by British company Chargemaster, one of the leading providers of charging infrastructure in Europe.
The 4,000-strong recharging bay network is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012. In each of the 100 towns and cities, Polar will operate around 40 publicly available charging bays.
Chargemaster says that will provide a core strategic nationwide infrastructure enabling electric cars to be bought and used in many towns that previously were not practically equipped for electric cars.