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Milton Keynes set to open first-ever Electric Vehicle experience centre

Mon 20 February 2017 | Back to news list

The UK’s first multi-brand showroom for electric vehicles as well as charging technology is set to open in Milton Keynes. Due to be launched in Spring this year, the centre will be located in the city’s main shopping centre and run by leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure, Chargemaster. 

It will showcase the latest electric vehicles and technology, with trained independent professionals on hand to answer visitors’ questions and refer them to relevant local dealerships or partner leasing companies.

Manufacturers will make 52 electric models available this year for Milton Keynes residents to test drive, and this is expected to rise to 99 in the next five years. There will also be a growing loan fleet which will include the latest models.

The centre forms part of the £9m Go Ultra Low Cities funding awarded to Milton Keynes in January 2016 to encourage the uptake of low emission vehicles and hit the target of 23% of all car sales being electric or plug-in by 2021. 

Chargemaster already operates 170 standard public chargers and 56 rapid chargers on behalf of Milton Keynes Council in the city.

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