Plugging in for electric cars at Wirral ferry terminal

PLUGGING IN: Steve Leonard, Merseytravel's funding and programme development team leader and Cllr Liam Robinson, chair of Merseytravel.

PLUGGING IN: Steve Leonard, Merseytravel's funding and programme development team leader and Cllr Liam Robinson, chair of Merseytravel.

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THE first of 124 electric vehicle charging connections to be sited across Merseyside has been unveiled at Seacombe Ferry terminal.

Merseytravel's publicly-available recharge connections will become a familiar sight at locations across the region, including key railway Park and Ride sites.

The Government-funded project aims to help reduce emissions from transport in both carbon and air quality and to promote a cleaner, low emission transport system.

It is also hoped that the new widely available public charging network will encourage more people to consider buying an electric car.

The focus of the project is on improving connectivity within the region and beyond, they want to create a stronger connection of private travel with public transport and support wider use of sustainable travel options.

Councillor Liam Robinson, chair of Merseytravel, said: "The uptake of electric vehicles by both people and businesses is set to increase in the coming years and this project may help to speed up that process, with all of the associated advantages it will bring for the environment and our economy."

Further information is from www.merseytravel.gov.uk/recharge

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4:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

yogz66 says...

Top Wirral Globe journalism again.........the Asda car park in Birkenhead has had them for a couple of years now!
Top Wirral Globe journalism again.........the Asda car park in Birkenhead has had them for a couple of years now! yogz66
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9:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bigfoot says...

What is the cost? More than a gallon I expect!
What is the cost? More than a gallon I expect! bigfoot
  • Score: -1

10:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positive thinker says...

They should plug you two clowns in it may
stop you blurting crap
They should plug you two clowns in it may stop you blurting crap Positive thinker
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