Sleaford firm leading the charge for electric vehicles

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Electrical services business Bulters, based in Sleaford, has become the first company in North Kesteven to install an electric vehicle charge point for public use.

Drivers who own an electric vehicle in the area can now charge it up at Butlers in Enterprise House on Lions Way.

The firm, which has been in business since 1959, provides electrical services to homes and businesses across the county and is also a government-approved installer for the electric vehicle homecharge and workplace charging schemes.

It’s one of the only publicly-available charging points in the area.

Director Matt Cook said: “There is no doubt that electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with motorists thanks to falls in financing costs which means they are now more affordable to own.

“Coupled with that are the environmental and cost-saving benefits which have allowed them to become much more mainstream.

“However, one of the things which puts people off from buying an electric vehicle is the lack of chargepoints which is why we decided to install one for public use in our customer car park.

“If you look on, which is a UK-wide chargepoints map for electric cars, we are the only one in the district and our location close to the A17 makes us an ideal stop-off point for people who live in or are travelling through the area.

“We are keen advocates of zero-carbon technology and electric cars are the future, which is why we’ve invested in installing chargepoints at work and at home and purchased a Nissan Leaf ourselves. We hope more drivers in the area will now consider going electric next time they buy a new car.”