Go Ultra Low Cities: Eight to get £40m boost
The eight go ultra low cities were each chosen after promising innovative ideas under an initiative to deliver cutting-edge technology to millions of motorists, including rapid charging hubs, street lights that can double as charging points, and special benefits for plug-in car drivers – such as access to bus only lanes.
London, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Nottingham, Derby, Dundee, Oxford and York are all set to benefit from a share of $40,000,000 to improve infrastructure for electric cars. Milton Keynes, for example, will use £9 million to open an “Electric Vehicle Experience Centre” – which will offer consumer advice and short-term vehicle loans, access to restricted bus lanes, and upwards of 20,000 free parking bays.
“These Go Ultra Low Cities have proposed exciting, innovative ideas that will encourage drivers to choose an electric car.
“The UK is a world leader in the uptake of low emission vehicles and our long-term economic plan is investing £600m by 2020 to improve air quality, create jobs and achieve our goal of every new car and van in the UK being ultra-low emission by 2040.” – Transport Secretary Partick McLoughlin
Electric car registrations went up 94% last year compared to 2014, and these new incentives hope to boost those numbers by 100,000 units in the UK by 2020. Go Ultra Low Cities will be used as a case study to inspire other UK regions.
Via Auto Express
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