The Government is expected to announce thousands of new charging points for electric vehicles that will be installed across the country to tryto boost the market for so-called zero emission cars.
The millions of pounds of funding will be announced at Gateshead College next to Nissan's Sunderland factory, which will soon be making 50,000 Leaf plug-in cars and 60,000 EV batteries every year.
It is part of the second phase of the Plugged in Places scheme which has so far funded 2,800 of the approximately 8,000 charging points for battery powered cars in the UK.
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