Lamp posts with charging points and free parking for green cars: Four cities get £40m pot to improve electric-car infrastructure

A fund of £40 million will be spread across four towns and cities in a Government bid to promote the uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, it was announced on Monday.

Local authorities competed for a share of the pot, with Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London being the big winners of the electric-vehicle investment, the Depart of Transport confirmed.

The money from the Go Ultra Low City Scheme will now be used to boost the infrastructure for alternative-fuel vehicles in the UK new new proposals predicted to save commuters up to £1,300 a year.

Electric-car boost: A new £40m pot to improve the infrastructure for charging electric and plug-in hybird cars has been awarded to four UK cities, the DfT announced. Erik Fairbairn, ceo of POD Point, is pictured here.

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