Zoe set to prove point with journey

Zoe set to prove point with journey

Drivers often see a perceived lack of charge points as a barrier to choosing an electric car - but a new challenge aims to show that there are actually plenty of places to plug them in.

Pod Point, the electric vehicle charging firm, is planning to drive a Renault Zoe electric car a total of 2,000 miles up and down the UK and prove there are enough public charging stations to make the journey.

The 17-day trip will attempt a variety of challenges, setting new records and bringing lots of fun in the process.

For its part, Pod Point promises to put in more charging points where they are needed along the route from London up to John O'Groats, back down to Land's End and back down to London again.

The route will take the Zoe through 15 big cities. In Swindon, staff at Domino's Pizza will try to set a new record for the number of people that can cram into a Zoe and is offering a prize for who can guess the number of pizzas in a Renault Twizy.

The Zoe will race a speedboat across the River Severn and visit an electric car design contest in Newcastle.

Pod Point claims charging electric cars is more like topping up the charge of a smartphone than refuelling at petrol stations and it will soon a regular part of people's lives.

Copyright Press Association 2014