31/01/2014

£600,000 Allocated For E-Car Charge Points Across NI

One hundred additional charge points for electric car are to be installed across Northern Ireland as part of £9m UK scheme aimed at encourage more people to switch to e-cars.

£600,000 has been allocated to install the charge points at hospitals, health trusts, libraries and council offices.

The move will bring the total number of charge points in NI to 500.

"This is a very significant boost for our growing e-car infrastructure in Northern Ireland," Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said.

Adding: "With electric cars costing from just 2p a mile to run, drivers have an ever increasing range of options when considering the type of car they choose to drive."

(MH/CD)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

02 December 2021
Array Collective Wins 2021 Turner Prize
Array Collective, a group of Belfast-based artists, have been announced the winners of the Turner Prize 2021. The group, which comprises of 11 artists, have become the first Northern Irish winners to scoop the prestigious award.
18 November 2020
DUP Seek Reassurance For NI Car Industry
The DUP have called on the government to ensure the European Union "get real and show respect" for Northern Ireland business regarding the VAT margin scheme.
30 November 2021
Consultation Launches On Future Development Of All Ireland Rail Network
The Department for Infrastructure and Department for Transport are seeking input on the future of rail on the island of Ireland as part of a new all-island Strategic Rail Review. Ministers have announced a new public consultation on the development of a new strategy, seeking views from the public and interested stakeholders.
24 November 2021
Ireland's Longest Zipline Unveiled At Colin Glen Forest Park
Ireland's longest zipline has been installed at Belfast's newest visitor attraction at Colin Glen Forest Park. River Rapid is a 700m zipline with a 100ft high take-off point, allowing visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the city while zipping across the Colin River at speeds up to 80km per hour.
01 December 2021
Man Arrested Over Suspected Herbal Cannabis Find
A man, aged 23, has been arrested after police and customs officers seized suspected herbal cannabis worth an estimated value of over £1 million in Larne. The find was made after officers stopped a lorry in the Larne Harbour. The lorry and its trailer have been seized for further examination.