Charging company char.gy has launched public electric vehicle (EV) charge points attached to lampposts, which the company believes is a UK first. Reported by Energy Live News on Thursday 5 July, the first lamppost charge points have been installed in Marlow in Buckinghamshire. The company said the system can be fitted to almost any lamppost and that it presents local authorities with a more cost-effective option than installing new infrastructure. It makes char.gy the first provider to offer open-access charging in accordance with government legislation passed in November which makes it a legal requirement for charge point providers to support open-access public charging. CEO of char.gy Richard Stobart said: “We want to make it possible for anyone to own an EV – particularly those without off-street parking.”