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CHARGED UP FOR CAR REVOLUTION.

Byline: Katrine Bussey

ELECTRIC car charge points are to be installed every 50 miles on Scotland's trunk roads as part of a PS2.6million Scottish Government scheme.

Transport minister Keith Brown hopes the project will help Scotland lead the way in the electric car revolution.

He said: "Scotland has long been at the forefront of worldchanging innovation - be it penicillin or television.

"We want to ensure we're leading where the rest of the world will soon follow on electric vehicles.

"They are good for the environment, help cut carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution and also benefit drivers through cheaper running costs.

"I look forward to the day when the only vehicles on Scotland's roads are electric vehicles."

More than 200 power points will be installed in the scheme - in homes, workplaces, leisure centres, public car parks and ferry terminals.

Brown said drivers could travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow on a single charge for about PS1.50 in an electric car.

The locations of all the charging points will be listed on the Government's ChargePlace Scotland website, which will also highlight the benefits of using electric vehicles.
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Date:Feb 7, 2013
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