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Devon and Cornwall train stations to get electric car charging points

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

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More than £9 million has been promised by the Government to boost the number of charging points and First Great Western (FGW) has been awarded £315,000 to install the devices at 44 of its 210 stations.

FGW’s Major Projects Manager Sarah McManus said: “First Great Western are delighted to have been awarded this grant and the opportunity to improve the services we offer to our customers.

“These charging points will enable customers to take full advantage of travelling in a more sustainable way, making their journey to our stations, and onwards by train.”

The stations in Devon and Cornwall included in the Office of Low Emission Vehicles grant are Barnstaple, Bodmin Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Liskeard, Looe, Newquay, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Redruth, Teignmouth, Tiverton Parkway, Torquay and Truro.

“Electric cars are one of the most promising of our green industries and we want to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in both the production and adoption of these vehicles,” Mr Clegg said.

“The extremely low running costs of electric cars help drivers save money and we are allocating more than £9 million to boost charge points across the country to help drivers to go green.

“This means we can lower UK emissions and create high-tech engineering and manufacturing jobs to boost our economy.”

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