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NEW electric car charging points will be installed across a district next year.

East Hampshire District Council aims to roll out a comprehensive network of charging points to encourage motorists to switch to low-carbon electric vehicles.

The first will be installed by Easter.

Councillor Adam Carew, who oversees environment at the Petersfield-based authority, said: ‘Electric vehicles are green, clean and cheap to run.

‘Transport-related carbon emissions in East Hants are currently the second highest out of all districts in Hampshire, to date there is only one charging point in the district.

‘We want to change all that. One of the biggest barriers to people owning e-vehicles is the lack of a charging network.’