Nissan and rapid charging network supplier Ecotricity have called on the Government to introduce official road signage to denote an electric charging point.

According to the companies, more than 9000 charging points are located across the UK, but while there are official signs for 140 migratory toad crossings, there are none for EV charging points.

The companies said they want the Government to introduce universal symbols to designate the different types of charging points – standard and rapid chargers.

Ecotricity claimed that its members have travelled more than 15 million miles since the charging network was established in 2011, with that number growing by two million miles a month. It also claimed it receives 1000 new registrations a month for its network.

“We have partnered with Ecotricity to call on the new Government to give electric vehicles the prominence they now deserve and introduce official signage for charging points across the UK,” said Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan GB.