Yorkshire electric car network bid

A consortium is bidding for a share of a £30 million government fund for a project to install 700 electric vehicle charging points across Yorkshire.

Led by CO2Sense, an arm of regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, the group plans to set up a network of plug-in sockets on main roads, along motorways and in car parks.

The towns and cities to benefit from the project include Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull.

CO2Sense project manager Nicole Ballantyne said: "People are reluctant to buy electric cars unless they know that they'll be able to recharge them at their destination. That's where we come in.

"We aim to set up a network of charging points in the main cities in Yorkshire, so that anyone will be able to drive from Hull to Leeds, York or Sheffield, knowing that they will be able to recharge their cars once they arrive."

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