£180k council grant powers car charging points

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire Council has received a £180k grant to introduce more charging points for electric cars Wiltshire Council has received a £180k grant to introduce more charging points for electric cars

Wiltshire Council is to receive a grant of £180,000 for more charging points for electric cars as part of a Government push to promote low emissions vehicles.

The government will invest more than £9 million to boost the number of charging points for electric cars, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced yesterday as he launched a joint campaign with car manufacturers to promote the benefits of ultra low emission vehicles.

Major car manufacturers BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall are all backing the Go Ultra Low campaign in a ground-breaking partnership with government to debunk common myths and misconceptions that put drivers off switching to electric or hybrid cars, such as cost and how far the vehicles can travel before being recharged.

Electric car owners do not have to pay car tax or congestion charges and many chargepoints are free to use.

The cars cost from just 2p a mile to run, which means a family that drives an electric vehicle 10,000 miles in a year would save around £1,000 on fuel costs every year.

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1:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts!
Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts! house on the hill

8:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

barlizard says...

The number of electric car owners locally would be ideal before making comments, but on the base of it I can't say I've ever seen one! So sounds like another waste of money!
Try cleaning out the GULLEYS instead to stop so many puddles on roads and cars parked constantly in streams and rotting their tyres!
The number of electric car owners locally would be ideal before making comments, but on the base of it I can't say I've ever seen one! So sounds like another waste of money! Try cleaning out the GULLEYS instead to stop so many puddles on roads and cars parked constantly in streams and rotting their tyres! barlizard

8:29pm Fri 31 Jan 14

barlizard says...

PS, hope there is one put outside my house, I'll run an extension lead to my fan heater! Can't afford heating!
PS, hope there is one put outside my house, I'll run an extension lead to my fan heater! Can't afford heating! barlizard

11:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

BeardyBill says...

house on the hill wrote:
Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts!
Yep, let's look at private sector speed & efficiency:
G4S at the Olympics?
Serco and prisoner tagging overcharging?
How about the bankers?

There is waste and inefficiency in ANY large organisation, public or private. The key difference is where there is private sector inefficiency, it is generally driven by greed and the desire to artificially inflate profits to boost short term bonuses. By spouting the Thatcherite "Private good, public Bad" claptrap, you really are showing yourself to be a completely unthinking f**kwit.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts![/p][/quote]Yep, let's look at private sector speed & efficiency: G4S at the Olympics? Serco and prisoner tagging overcharging? How about the bankers? There is waste and inefficiency in ANY large organisation, public or private. The key difference is where there is private sector inefficiency, it is generally driven by greed and the desire to artificially inflate profits to boost short term bonuses. By spouting the Thatcherite "Private good, public Bad" claptrap, you really are showing yourself to be a completely unthinking f**kwit. BeardyBill

9:07am Sat 1 Feb 14

Oik1 says...

As far as I'm aware the cost of electric cars is somewhat prohibitive, the range has to be given plenty of thought, the biggest concern is when you need to re-charge it can take up to 10 hours or more, 10 hours in a queue for more fuel, what happen if your 3rd in line for a top up to get home?
Don't forget your toothbrush!
As far as I'm aware the cost of electric cars is somewhat prohibitive, the range has to be given plenty of thought, the biggest concern is when you need to re-charge it can take up to 10 hours or more, 10 hours in a queue for more fuel, what happen if your 3rd in line for a top up to get home? Don't forget your toothbrush! Oik1

9:59am Sat 1 Feb 14

semitonic says...

I would have thought installing them in car parks would be a sensible approach so the car gets a boost while you do the shopping, work or whatever. Pay a bit extra on the ticket for a charge point to cover the electricity.

They could probably do it through inductive coupling as well, so no need to plug anything in, just park over the spot and it starts charging.
I would have thought installing them in car parks would be a sensible approach so the car gets a boost while you do the shopping, work or whatever. Pay a bit extra on the ticket for a charge point to cover the electricity. They could probably do it through inductive coupling as well, so no need to plug anything in, just park over the spot and it starts charging. semitonic

1:15pm Sun 2 Feb 14

moonrakin wurzel says...

According to the Wiltshire Times these charging points are likely to cost £7000 each which seems quite a lot for an extension cable and a safety trip....
According to the Wiltshire Times these charging points are likely to cost £7000 each which seems quite a lot for an extension cable and a safety trip.... moonrakin wurzel

1:52pm Sun 2 Feb 14

anotherimigrant says...

All designed and approved by Roddy Blur and some other idiot of the day who thinks he can, no, he will, rip us all of for another £180k.

Now what would a sensible person do with that amount of money.

Yes your right, BURN IT.
All designed and approved by Roddy Blur and some other idiot of the day who thinks he can, no, he will, rip us all of for another £180k. Now what would a sensible person do with that amount of money. Yes your right, BURN IT. anotherimigrant

4:24pm Sun 2 Feb 14

house on the hill says...

BeardyBill wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts!
Yep, let's look at private sector speed & efficiency:
G4S at the Olympics?
Serco and prisoner tagging overcharging?
How about the bankers?

There is waste and inefficiency in ANY large organisation, public or private. The key difference is where there is private sector inefficiency, it is generally driven by greed and the desire to artificially inflate profits to boost short term bonuses. By spouting the Thatcherite "Private good, public Bad" claptrap, you really are showing yourself to be a completely unthinking f**kwit.
Love you too Beardy bill, nice to see you are an open minded person who is happy for others to have different opinions to your own without resorting to schoolground bully tactics, bet you are a real role model for your kids. As usual making generalisations, not all private companies are driven by greed and profits and not sure if you have ever worked at the council, but a large number of their staff wouldn't last 5 minutes in any private enterprise where there is a choice for their services.
I do love it when people have a go at private companies and their pay and conditions and how they run things, so dont go there and buy their products and services then! clearly the fact they survive means that most dont agree with your lefty lets kill all bankers rubbish and you are clearly a total banker yourself. I just object to being forced by law to pay for a cr4ppy inneficient service that I have no option but to use. Only by competition do you get good businesses as most use their feet to decide where to spend their money. And we wonder why Swindon is considered a sh1thouse and the butt of so many jokes with beardy bill on the case!
[quote][p][bold]BeardyBill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts![/p][/quote]Yep, let's look at private sector speed & efficiency: G4S at the Olympics? Serco and prisoner tagging overcharging? How about the bankers? There is waste and inefficiency in ANY large organisation, public or private. The key difference is where there is private sector inefficiency, it is generally driven by greed and the desire to artificially inflate profits to boost short term bonuses. By spouting the Thatcherite "Private good, public Bad" claptrap, you really are showing yourself to be a completely unthinking f**kwit.[/p][/quote]Love you too Beardy bill, nice to see you are an open minded person who is happy for others to have different opinions to your own without resorting to schoolground bully tactics, bet you are a real role model for your kids. As usual making generalisations, not all private companies are driven by greed and profits and not sure if you have ever worked at the council, but a large number of their staff wouldn't last 5 minutes in any private enterprise where there is a choice for their services. I do love it when people have a go at private companies and their pay and conditions and how they run things, so dont go there and buy their products and services then! clearly the fact they survive means that most dont agree with your lefty lets kill all bankers rubbish and you are clearly a total banker yourself. I just object to being forced by law to pay for a cr4ppy inneficient service that I have no option but to use. Only by competition do you get good businesses as most use their feet to decide where to spend their money. And we wonder why Swindon is considered a sh1thouse and the butt of so many jokes with beardy bill on the case! house on the hill

4:28pm Sun 2 Feb 14

house on the hill says...

BeardyBill wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts!
Yep, let's look at private sector speed & efficiency:
G4S at the Olympics?
Serco and prisoner tagging overcharging?
How about the bankers?

There is waste and inefficiency in ANY large organisation, public or private. The key difference is where there is private sector inefficiency, it is generally driven by greed and the desire to artificially inflate profits to boost short term bonuses. By spouting the Thatcherite "Private good, public Bad" claptrap, you really are showing yourself to be a completely unthinking f**kwit.
And just for your information I actually think that Thatcher was one of the worst things to happen to this country, my comment was based on my time at the council where I have never met so many lazy, inefficient, wasteful, backward thinking, I am more important than the customer people in all my other workplaces put together and wouldnt go back there for twice the money. But please dont let that stop you putting words into other peoples mouths as you clearly have all the answers.
[quote][p][bold]BeardyBill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they will have an adaptor that they can plug in the council staff and charge them up and get them to work at the same speed and efficiency as their private sector counterparts![/p][/quote]Yep, let's look at private sector speed & efficiency: G4S at the Olympics? Serco and prisoner tagging overcharging? How about the bankers? There is waste and inefficiency in ANY large organisation, public or private. The key difference is where there is private sector inefficiency, it is generally driven by greed and the desire to artificially inflate profits to boost short term bonuses. By spouting the Thatcherite "Private good, public Bad" claptrap, you really are showing yourself to be a completely unthinking f**kwit.[/p][/quote]And just for your information I actually think that Thatcher was one of the worst things to happen to this country, my comment was based on my time at the council where I have never met so many lazy, inefficient, wasteful, backward thinking, I am more important than the customer people in all my other workplaces put together and wouldnt go back there for twice the money. But please dont let that stop you putting words into other peoples mouths as you clearly have all the answers. house on the hill

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