Late last year, the British government declared it would spend big money – up to £30 million ($47 million U.S. at current exchange rates) – on an electric vehicle project called Plugged-In Places. Since then, the government has changed hands and there's been some question whether the government would keep its clean vehicle promises. The Guardian is now reporting that, most likely, Plugged-in Places will survive an upcoming government spending review. The details are still devilishly unknown, but a government source told the paper that, "It's almost been given the nod."
The plans calls for the first three plugged-in places to be London, Milton Keynes and the North East, which will get around 11,000 charging stations in the next three years. Right now, there are only about 100 charge stations in the entire UK, and plug-in vehicle manufacturers have said they may not build new electric car plants in the UK if more charging stations were not installed.
[Source: Guardian via Green Car Congress]