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Time to trade-in your diesel for an electric, or hybrid car?

Electric vehicle drivers in Milton Keynes can now park for free in 15,000 commuter & charging spaces with a new ‘green parking permit’ thanks to £9m of government funding.  The scheme is the first in a series of nationwide initiatives designed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles.

In January, Milton Keynes was awarded Go Ultra Low City status alongside Bristol, London and Nottingham, securing multi-million pound investment from government. Dundee, Newcastle, York and Oxford have also received funding for specific Go Ultra Low projects. The cities & regions each received a share of £40m funding by proposing exciting & innovative ideas that will encourage drivers to choose an electric car.

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DfT:  Free electric vehicle parking space for thousands in Milton Keynes

Go Ultra Low projects

Poor air quality is not something that you can always ‘see’

£40m to drive green car revolution

£65m funding for ultra-low emission cities & green buses

Click here to download the whitepaper including Sefton Council case study