The BBC report:

Bristol City Council has been awarded more than £500,000 to increase the number of rapid electric car charging points in the city.

Bristol will get £225,000 from the Department for Transport (DfE) this year, with £337,500, the year after.

In the second half of 2012 there were just 14 users of the 36 council charging points, a recent Freedom of Information request revealed.

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