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EDF Energy: Eco-Infrastructure to Match Eco-Cars

EDF Energy: Eco-Infrastructure to Match Eco-Cars
Innovation
Christine Huang
  • 8 october 2007

According to Treehugger, green car sales are expected to reach £1.2 billion in London alone next year. But equally as important as the increase in eco-friendly vehicles on the street is the implementation of adequate infrastracture to service them. EDF Energy, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, recently announced that they would be making a bold step forward in the effort, aiding local councils across the UK install 250 charge-up points for electric vehicles (free of charge) by March of next year in partnership with Elektromotive, a charging point manufacturer. As Treehugger reports:

Peter Thorn, Head of Innovations and Partnerships at EDF described the motivation for the scheme:

“As concern for the environment grows, motorists are no longer only interested in what their car looks like, or how fast it can go. [Our] research shows that drivers are increasingly demanding transport options that don’t have such a detrimental effect on the world we live in.EDF Energy recognises the role EV’s can play in helping reduce the 85 million tonnes of CO2 our motor vehicles emit each year, which is why we’ve joined forces with Elektromotive to call on local councils to help make these vehicles a more viable alternative for motorists in the UK.”

[via TreeHugger]

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