IF you drive an electric car in the Borders then you’re in luck, according to new data.

Figures show the region had 44 charging points at the start of April.

That’s a rate of 38 per 100,000 people - putting the Borders ahead of the UK average of 27.

The statistics, which come from the Department for Transport (DfT), show the Borders added two devices to its supply since the last count in October.

Of the devices in the Borders in April, 16 were “rapid” charging points. These can create fully-charged batteries in under half an hour.

The president of the AA, Edmund King, said: “One of the myths we urgently need to clear up is a perceived lack of charging points.

“However, if drivers feel they cannot find a charge point then more needs to be done.”

To access the DfT data, you can click here.