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Top Gear brings electric charging points to Lincoln

06/08/2011

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.

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