Extra Government funding for electric vehicle charging points

The Coalition Government has announced additional funding for electric vehicle charging points, including £225,000 for Wiltshire Council.

car.jpgThe Government has made an extra £37m available to help offset the costs of installing the charging points.

Local authorities, train operators and NHS trusts are among the groups set to benefit from the funding announcement by Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Welcoming the announcement, Duncan said:

“The automotive industry is a true British success story and the Government is committed to helping them grow even further.

"This investment in extra charging points – something I have campaigned for in Parliament – will not only provide a boost to the automotive sector, but also protect our environment from damaging emissions.

“This extra investment means that people can switch to electric vehicles safe in the knowledge that there are lots of charging points available to them in car parks, train stations and on streets across the country.”

Duncan called for government support of electric vehicle charging points in a Parliamentary Question to the Transport Minister in April.