bright idea How you can plug into a streetlight to charge your electric car

(REPOST: The Sun)

Electric cars drivers can now plug into streetlights for extra juice.

The specially converted lamps allow drivers to park up and plug in but you need a £299 cable - and you'll be charged for the electricity you use.

Another 50 of the car charging posts were given the green light this week in Kensington and Chelsea.

The scheme is a tie up between Ovo Energy and Ubitricity and follows a trial of the £1,000 conversions in June.

Another 50 of the car charging posts were given the green light this week in Kensington and Chelsea.
The scheme is a tie up between Ovo Energy and Ubitricity and follows a trial of the £1,000 conversions in June.

They're much cheaper than installing new points - which cost an estimated £6,000 - and reduce the need for more roadside clutter.

The lampposts will be placed next to parking bays and available 24-hours a day - unlike some trapped in multi-storey car parks that close.

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