This financial support is part of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Grant Programme (AFIGP) and consists of six new projects for the installation of facilities that will serve public and private sector fleets in trialling a wide range of natural gas, biogas and electric vehicles.
The programme aims to demonstrate cost and carbon savings as well as making significant local air quality improvements and is operated by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). It has been running for 3 years, bringing alternatively fuelled cars to be trialled in the UK and making cost effective contributions to decrease carbon consumption.
“I welcome this addition funding to support low carbon vehicle infrastructure. Low carbon vehicles provide significant benefits –reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality– but we need adequate refuelling points if the market for these vehicles is to grow. These projects will help to make low carbon vehicles a viable alternative for businesses and individuals,” said Transport Minister Norman Baker.