New ultra-fast electric charge point at Meadowhall

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An ultra-fast charging point for electric cars has been installed at Meadowhall.

The shopping centre is home to the first of several NPower charge points being installed across South Yorkshire.

It will allow an electric vehicle to charge to 80 per cent of its capacity in just 20 to 30 minutes, enabling users to look around the shops while they wait.

Phil Evans, head of e-mobility at Npower, said: “We are delighted to launch the rapid charging point at what is an iconic venue.

“It is part of the long-term Electric Vehicles Inmotion scheme that is designed to help local businesses take advantage of the real sustainable and commercial benefits electric vehicle fleets bring.

“We are working hard alongside the local councils to ensure the transition to electric powered fleets is smooth.

We have already seen real interest in the scheme and we aim to have up to 40 local companies signed up to Electric Vehicles Inmotion by March 2015.”