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Hundreds more rapid charging points installed in UK to help drivers go electric

Charging companies are plugging the gaps in the UK’s high-speed charger network, with hundreds added this year outside London in a shift that will help end the “range anxiety” that holds back some would-be electric car buyers. The capital and the south-east still have far more chargers of all speeds – ranging from slow to rapid and ultra-rapid – than the rest of the country. But the presence of high-speed chargers, generally used for quick recharging on longer journeys, is increasing in other regions as electric car sales surge. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/aug/28/hundreds-of-high-speed-electric-car-chargers-installed-across-uk

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  • Jane Wangui

    37 w

    This is agreat encouragement to people so that they can go electric easily without worrying of charging points.

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    • John Thomas

      42 w

      Hundreds is likely nowhere near enough. There's around 31 million cars on the road, they all need to become electric. I don't know about the UK figure but Transport Scotland reckoned we need 30,000 charge-points in Scotland by 2030. There are about 3000 today, requiring installation of nearly 4,000 a year in Scotland alone to facilitate transition. It seems very unlikely anything the current UK government does to address this issue will be any more than papering over the cracks. They are heavily influenced by the GWPF, which has declared war on the climate and our environment.

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      • Jane Wangui

        37 w

        @john_thomas over time they will continue opening up more charging stops.

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      • winnie nguru

        42 w

        This will encourage more people to switch to electric cars for the benefit of our planet

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        • Jane Wangui

          37 w

          @winnie_nguru the more people go electric the better chance of reducing carbon emissions.

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        • Edwin wangombe

          42 w

          The more convenient we make it to charge electric cars, the more people will buy them

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          • Hilda Wangui

            42 w

            This is a great transition toward electric

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            • bonke reinhard

              42 w

              Dream is almost achieved the steps are good

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              • Jane Wangui

                37 w

                @bonke_reinhard we are heading to the right direction.

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              • CHRIS NGATIA

                42 w

                The goal is to go electric

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                • Grace Njeri

                  42 w

                  @chris_ngatia That's where we are headed to.

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                • mercy nduta

                  42 w

                  Encouraging electric transport is not an easy job but if we all work together, we can achieve a greener future.

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    37 w

                    @mercy_nduta_984 people should be educated on the importance of foing electric

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                  • Patrick Kiash

                    42 w

                    Encouraging

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                    • rosebellendiritu

                      42 w

                      This is a move to encourage going electric.

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                      • Jane Wangui

                        37 w

                        @rosebellendiritu electric cars should be made affordable too.

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                      • Ajema Lydiah

                        42 w

                        This will enhance faster transition

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                        • Cynthia LawtonSinger

                          42 w

                          Though electric vehicles are not a panacea to climate change, they can help us to transition off fossil fuels. Now the UK needs to build up the renewable electricity generation and stop developing fossil fuel exploration, extra and infrastructure.

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