Top Gear brings electric charging points to Lincoln


Drivers of electric cars may be pleased to hear that the city of Lincoln is set to benefit from two new car charging points provided by Nissan.

The Japanese manufacturer was prompted by last Sunday's (July 31st's) episode of Top Gear, which showed presenters James May and Jeremy Clarkson struggling to find a place to charge their vehicles.

However, both will soon be able to plug in at the same time thanks to a PodPoint charging unit in the city centre.

"The Top Gear programme 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," said councillor Fay Smith, of the City of Lincoln Council.

Earlier this week Jim Rawlings, of Disabled Motoring UK, criticised the show's presenters after they were shown parked up in disabled bays during the episode.

Andy Wilman, executive producer of the programme, apologised for any offence caused but pointed out that permission had been gained from the car park's owner.

Posted by Tom Robinson ADNFCR-1597-ID-800691226-ADNFCR

Written by

Latest News

Euro bonus for UK car industry


Increasing demand for British-built cars in Europe secured a hefty rise in car production last month, industry figures reveal. The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) figures show that 142,158 cars rolled off UK production lines in March, 12%...

Mini boasts strongest residual value


Buying a Mini looks like one of the best investments motorists can make. An independent study by car valuation company Glass's reveals that the Mini has the strongest residual values among 34 car manufacturers in the UK. It was found to have an...

Skoda's customer satisfaction joy


Skoda is the king of customer satisfaction with three of its vehicles filling the top spots of a recent survey canvassing the opinions of drivers. The Skoda Yeti topped the poll, which quizzes motorists about how satisfied they are...

Back to News