“Filling” stations for electric cars are set to be built in the north-east of England.

The Newcastle and Sunderland stations will be close to major routes and able to charge six electric vehicles at a time.


They will charge “significantly faster than plugging in at home”, Sunderland City Council said.

Fastned UK, which will build them, said drivers would be able to add “180 miles of driving range in just 20 minutes”.

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