What's the point of the UK's new 4,000-strong (by the end of 2012) charging station network? According to Polar sales director Neil Sharpe, who posted to the UK LeafTalk forums, the devices aren't there to make long-distance EV drives possible. Instead:
It's time for the UK to go Polar. That's the name of a new scheme that calls for a UK-wide network of plug-in vehicles charging points to be installed. What's even more interesting is that every penny of the Polar initiative comes not from the government, but from private investments.