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UK begs designers to make EV charging points as ‘iconic’ as red phone boxes

07/06/2021

The British Department for Transport (DfT) plans to make EV charging points as iconic as the red phone boxes designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott back in 1926, The Telegraph reports.  Specifically, the DfT is offering a £200,000 ($283,400) contract to a design team that can develop an “iconic, functional public...
The British Department for Transport (DfT) plans to make EV charging points as iconic as the red phone boxes designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott back in 1926, The Telegraph reports.  Specifically, the DfT is offering a £200,000 ($283,400) contract to a design team that can develop an “iconic, functional public electric vehicle charge point.”  The government believes that, by making charging points more appealing to the eye, it can accelerate the expansion of the country’s charging network and, ultimately, the transition to EVs. As a matter of fact, a 2020 survey conducted by Seat found that a third of UK drivers…This story continues at The Next Web The British Department for Transport (DfT) plans to make EV charging points as iconic as the red phone boxes designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott back in 1926, The Telegraph reports.  Specifically, the DfT is offering a £200,000 ($283,400) contract to a design team that can develop an “iconic, functional public electric vehicle charge point.”  The government believes that, by making charging points more appealing to the eye, it can accelerate the expansion of the country’s charging network and, ultimately, the transition to EVs. As a matter of fact, a 2020 survey conducted by Seat found that a third of UK drivers…This story continues at The Next Web
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