A LAW firm has helped an electric vehicle charging network with the installation of eight electric car charging points in an Oxfordshire town.

The real estate team at law firm Lodders is working with InstaVolt on its plans to install the charging points at Stroud Park in Banbury.

Lodders’ real estate partner, Alastair Frew, together with Simon Harris of Howkins and Harrison Chartered Surveyors, brokered the deal, which will enable employees at Stroud Park’s resident businesses, hotel guests and restaurant visitors to recharge electric vehicles on site.

InstaVolt develops, installs, owns and operates rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK.

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Mr Frew says the deal confirms the emerging trend for electric and hybrid vehicle ownership and growing environmental awareness in the UK.

He said: “2020 has been hailed as a breakthrough year for electric cars, with the UK government announcing last week that it is doubling the funding for the installation of electric vehicle charge points on residential streets to £10 million, in a bid to make electric cars 'the new normal'.

“Public access to electric car recharging infrastructure is the key to encouraging increased use of electric cars and unlocking their potential to reduce UK carbon emissions.”