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Electric Vehicles

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on electric car charging points in the last five years. (302857)

On 19 November 2009 the Secretary of State for Transport launched the Plugged in Places scheme which is making available up to £30 million to support a small number of lead cities and regions in rolling out electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Bids for this funding are due to be received next year.

In addition, the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Grant Programme (AFIGP) launched in 2005 has to date delivered 82 charging points with Government support totalling £172,347. On 19 November 2009, the Department for Transport announced the next tranche of funding through this programme and that a further 72 charge points are due for completion by spring 2010 with Government support of £228,500.