TopGear.com05 August 2011

Nissan to install EV charge points in Lincoln

After Sunday’s film, Nissan dedicates two shiny new charge points to Jeremy and James

As you may remember, when Jeremy and James went to Lincoln in electric vehicles they had spot of bother finding a charge point.

No longer. Following the show, Nissan has leapt to the rescue of EV owners in the East Midlands and funded the installation of Lincoln's first public charging point. And it's been dedicated to the boys.

Nissan says: "Should the presenters choose to attempt the journey again in future, they will discover a newly-installed PodPoint charging unit dedicated to them. With two sockets, it would allow both Jeremy and James to recharge their batteries at the same time. Charging will be free of charge to electric vehicle owners."

Councillor Fay Smith, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Public Protection at the City of Lincoln Council, said: "The Top Gear program highlighted the fact that Lincoln does not currently provide for electric cars and we're really pleased that Nissan is now funding a charging point. We're committed to reducing the city's carbon footprint, but know that we can't do it alone, so it's great that private businesses like Nissan are getting behind this and putting in the infrastructure."

Top Gear's Executive Producer, Andy Wilman says: "This is excellent news for the electric car community of Lincoln. If the charging point had existed when Top Gear were there, James wouldn't now be walking around with Jeremy's name tattooed on his bottom. Still, better late than never."

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