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Highways England invest £9.3m in council’s EV schemes

Highways England has today (Sept 9) announced a further £9.3m of funding to support business’ migration to using electric vehicles.

The schemes which are being funded, allow local authorities to provide businesses with electric vehicles to trial for 2 months.

The scheme was piloted by Leeds City Council alongside the Energy Saving Trust, with  councils in Coventry, Kent, Nottingham, and Sheffield are working to set up their own schemes.

£3m of funding has been announced for Bristol City Council by Highways England on World EV day.

Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England Chief Executive, said:

“We are working with councils across the country to encourage businesses to make the switch to electric vehicles and we expect many more to start using electric vehicles when they experience the savings possible.

“This is a key example of how we are using designated funds to benefit the environment and communities around our roads as well as the people travelling and working on them.”

This round of funding is part of Highways England’s Designated Funds programme designed to benefit people, the economy and the planet, that is set to invest almost a billion pounds between 2020 and 2025.

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