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100 towns to get electric vehicle recharging points

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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.

Mini E gets the thumbs up from Fleets

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Fleet bosses and drivers back EVs in Mini trial.

Fleets and company car drivers who took part in BMW Group’s Government-supported research into the day-to-day running of electric cars have given the Mini E the thumbs up.

The manufacturer says that understanding how electric cars are driven in the real world has taken an important step forward with the release of data from the UK Mini E field trial, which involved 62 members of the public and 76 pool users running the battery-powered hatchbacks over two six-month periods.

Headline data from the trial revealed that more than 250,000 miles were driven on UK roads, the average cost to charge the cars was less than 2p per mile, virtually all recharging was carried out at home and the average daily distance driven was 29.7 miles.

Fleet use was a big part of the trial with organisations in the UK and in Europe reporting positive feedback from both individual drivers and also fleet managers monitoring the Mini E’s use as a pool car.

Press Release - Ogilvie True Cost is Vital to Cut Costs

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The operating cost effectiveness of company cars is being masked for many businesses because they are failing to take account of all relevant data when choosing which models to introduce to their fleet.

That’s why the we believe our unique Ogilvie True Cost, which takes the established principle of whole life costs as its base and then adds in crucial additional financial elements, provides customers with a far more accurate representation of the actual costs associated with vehicle operation.

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