Government announces £35m to promote electric vehicles

Councils have been invited to bid for a share of a £35m fund to promote the development of ultra-low emissions vehicles and tackle air pollution

Photo: Sopnotnicki rf123The Department for Transport (DfT) has invited councils across the UK to bid for a share of a £35m fund to promote the use of ultra-low emissions vehicles (ULEVs) in an attempt to improve local air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

The DfT wants the fund, which underpins its Go Ultra Low city scheme, to be used in a variety of ways such as installing charge-points for electric cars, introducing low-emission zones, encouraging workplace schemes and trialling new technology.

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