In the latest of a series of initiatives designed to raise electric vehicle (EV) use and ownership, a series charging stations are being connected throughout the country.

In addition to helping to curb CO2 emissions, the nationwide network of 1,300 public charging points will enable drivers to recharge their vehicles more easily.

The process of combining the stations, which are operated by 11 different electricity providers, started in April.

Drivers will be able to sign up with any providers and use all the stations within the combined network.