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Electric Vehicles: Milton Keynes

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage the use of electric vehicles in Milton Keynes. (300544)

The Government have allocated over £400 million to deliver policies aiming to place the UK at the global forefront of ultra-low carbon vehicle development, demonstration, manufacture and use. These policies would all be applicable to encouraging the use of electric vehicles in Milton Keynes.

Some measures are available nationally, such as £230 million to provide consumer support worth in the region of £2,000 to £5,000 per car to be used between 2011 and 2014.

Other measures have a regional focus. For example on 19 November, the Government launched the Plugged-in Places infrastructure framework, providing up to £30 million to support the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in around three to six lead cities and regions across the UK. The aim of this scheme is for consortia to come forward with plans for roll outs of the electric vehicle infrastructure in their region.