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UK outlines £37m investment for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

CTBR Staff Writer Published 20 February 2013

The UK government has outlined an investment of £37m towards the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country.

The funding will be towards home and on-street charging and for new charge points for plug-in vehicles parked at railway stations.

The transport department will provide 75% of the costs for home-owners, local authorities and train operators for installing new charge points.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin remarked that the investment underscores the country's commitment towards making UK a leader in the electric car industry.

"Plug-in vehicles can help the consumer by offering a good driving experience and low running costs. They can help the environment by cutting pollution. And most importantly of all, they can help the British economy by creating skilled manufacturing jobs in a market that is bound to get bigger," added McLoughlin.

This funding is drawn from the government's £400m commitment to increase the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles in the country and is open until April 2015.