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Hundreds more charging stations for EVs planned across UK

The UK is to benefit from a fund of £37 million to build electric car charging infrastructure at hospitals, streets and stations across the country.

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As part of a overall £400 million fund of support for ultra low emission vehicles promised until 2015, the £37 million fund is being made available to train operators, NHS Trusts, local authorities and the wider public sector for a second round of funding bids.

Public sector organisations already to benefit from funding for charge points include South Somerset District Council, Peterborough City Council, Borough of Poole and City of York. Station car parks along the East Coat Mainline, South Eastern Railway network and Northern Rail network will also benefit. NHS Trusts including Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge University Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust also get funding for charging stations to be fitted in their car parks.

Business Minister Michael Fallon and Transport Minister Norman Baker, announced back in February, that funding would provide grants for individuals for the installation of charging points at their homes or at on-street parking locations. Now a second round of bids for the money is being opened, offering grants for businesses and public sector bodies.

The closing date for bids to be submitted is the 30 October 2013.
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