Street Lamps as Charging Points – level 3
In London, a company named Ubitricity is turning street lamps into charging points for electric cars by putting a device that fits inside the existing lamp poles. All an electric car driver needs to do is find a street lamp, park and plug in. The charging points are part of a pilot project in Westminster, London.
A man from the Westminster City Council said that residents will find the charging points wherever they want them, and he hopes that this will encourage more people to buy electric cars. A current electric car owner said that the idea is to make charging as easy as parking.
Also, London’s famous black cab is getting a green makeover with a new hybrid model that will hit the streets later this year.
Difficult words: existing (current), charging point (a place to charge your electronic device), pilot project (a test project), hit the streets (become available for sale).
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