Electric vehicles get a power booster

Electric car drivers in the Birmingham and Coventry can now use a new network of easy-access charge points in the latest stage of the UK’s largest ultra low carbon vehicles trail. The network of charging points has been installed by E.ON on behalf of the CABLED (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators) project, which is running a trial of 110 electric vehicles over the next 12 months.

The electric vehicles including Mitsubishi, Tata and Modec, can now use charging points installed in Margaret Street, Birmingham and Croft Road, Coventry. Cllr Paul Tilsley, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “As a city with a rich motoring heritage, our challenge for the future is to be at the forefront of low-carbon vehicle technology – and the development of a charging point network for the CABLED initiative is a vital step towards this goal.”

CABLED is made up of 13 organisations that will develop and demonstrate 100 road-worthy vehicles to be trialled in the two cities over 12 months.