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Nissan and Ecotricity call for EV charging point road signs

Date: 22 October 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Nissan and rapid charging network supplier Ecotricity have called on the Government to introduce official road signage to denote an electric charging point.

According to the companies, more than 9000 charging points are located across the UK, but while there are official signs for 140 migratory toad crossings, there are none for EV charging points.

The companies said they want the Government to introduce universal symbols to designate the different types of charging points - standard and rapid chargers.

Ecotricity claimed that its members have travelled more than 15 million miles since the charging network was established in 2011, with that number growing by two million miles a month. It also claimed it receives 1000 new registrations a month for its network.

"We have partnered with Ecotricity to call on the new Government to give electric vehicles the prominence they now deserve and introduce official signage for charging points across the UK," said Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan GB.

"Both the cars and the infrastructure are in place to support the electric car revolution in Britain," said Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder.

"It's time to introduce charging point road signs in Britain - they'll provide necessary direction for the thousands of electric car drivers in Britain as well as increasing public awareness that the infrastructure is ready for them to make the move to an electric car," he added.