Accessibility is a major reason the public are willing to make the switch to electric cars, with an estimated 370,000 zero emission cars on UK roads in addition to around 710,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles across the country.
This high demand for electric cars is mirrored by the need for public charging points, despite the increased battery range from newer electric models.
Newcastle City Council paried up with Charge Your Car to set up a series of charging points across the city, including at various council-run car parks. There are a plethora of points at the Quayside Multi Storey Car Park on Pilgrim Street while Dean Street Car Park also offer two charging points.
Elsewhere across the city, there are 18 charging points in Eldon Square’s car park and a further point at Grainger Town Car Park, while there are another four nearby, one just across the road and three situated around the City Quadrant.
The City Council’s own site on Sandyford Road also has two charging points while the Argyle Street Car Park and West Jesmond metro are also catering for electric cars.
Other metro stations with charging points include Four Lane Ends while Newcastle Airport is also home to two further points.
The Gosforth region has a series of charging points with St Nicholas Avenue Car Park offering two spots and another over the road from St Nicholas Hospital.