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Updated Mar 1, 2022

Solar charging point can charge 100 cars a day

The Rushcliffe Borough Council in Nottinghamshire is opening a new electric car-charging facility that will be able to charge up to 100 cars every day which will be largely powered by sunlight.

In a statement published by the Council, the newly built facility is part of its carbon management plan and will be able to charge electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles up to 80% in 30 minutes. The facility is one of few already installed in the area and forms part of the government's "Transforming Cities Fund" which aims to encourage people to make a shift to electric vehicles.

The council's portfolio holder for communities and climate change Abby Brennan said: "The charging point is an essential part of our work to become Carbon Clever and help reduce the environmental impact of our operations and become carbon-neutral by 2030.

"As a council, we're committed to installing more electric vehicle charging points across the borough.

"This will continue to encourage the use of electric or hybrid vehicles, as the infrastructure to support them becomes even more convenient and available to residents."

The charging hub is created in co-operation with fuel giant BP, which developed the charging infrastructure as well as payment technology to allow customers to pay for charging of their vehicles.