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Elm EV, in Burnopfield, County Durham, offers car charging service
A NORTH-EAST electrical company is fitting free car charging points in homes across the region to help motorists save on transport bills.
Elm EV, based in Burnopfield, County Durham, says it will carry out the service to homes that have off-road parking, saving drivers more than £1,000 on the domestic charging points.
The charge points are financed by the Government's efforts to increase the UK's electric vehicle fleet, which includes the Nissan Leaf currently being built at the company's Sunderland plant.
Under the deal, the company will mount the equipment on a wall inside a garage or facing a drive, with a meter installed to check how much power the charger is using.
Electrician Dan Martin set up Elm EV with Anthony Piggott from Consett, County Durham, who used his savings to buy into the new company.
Mr Martin, who has 16 years' experience as an electrician, said the scheme brought wider benefits.
He said: “The beauty is that you don't have to have an electric car or even any plans to buy one to qualify for a grant, but adding a charging point to your property will also add value to your home.
“The Government wants to get as many homes as possible ready for the coming electric vehicle revolution, which means we are able to grow our business and take the green message to more homes across the North-East.”
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