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Electric car charging points 'not being used'

1 August 2013 Last updated at 09:58 BST

Councils across the UK have spent £7.2m on electric car charging points in the past three years but many of them are not being used, the BBC has learned.

Research by Radio 4's You and Yours shows one in six councils with charging points has at least one point that has not been used at all in the past year.

The Department for Transport said it was investing in electric cars but change would not happen "overnight".

Less than a third of the authorities have a charging point being used on average more than once a week.

More than half of these are being used solely by council vehicles.

Jenny Hill reports.

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