Car leasing customers to benefit from govt funding

JonathanJuly 6, 2011

Car leasing customers in various parts of the UK will benefit from new funding that has been made available as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Government investment of £155 million will be shared by 39 projects which were successful in their bids.

Lease car customers in Oxford and Plymouth will all see a form of smart card introduced that can be used for car parking, among other initiatives.

Meanwhile, in Hampshire environmentally-friendly initiatives include the introduction of a smartphone app for ticketing as well as charging posts for electric vehicles.

Commenting on the funding allocation, transport minister Norman Baker said packages of sustainable transport initiatives with a local angle have been created by authorities.

“All the winning schemes have one thing in common – they will help build strong local economies while addressing the urgent challenge of climate change,” he added.

Last year the government also announced funding for electric car charging points in the Midlands, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Greater Manchester and East of England, which will share £20 million of funding with London, the north-east and Milton Keynes.

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