Government to welcome 140 plug-in vehicles in commitment to 'going green'

Ministers announce low emissions vehicles to be added to government transport fleet


UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

By Jacqueline Tenreiro

11 Mar 2015

Fifteen departments and agencies are set to benefit from over 100 ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) that are being added to the transport fleet, ministers have announced.

The investment comes as part of a £500m package that was designated for ULEVs last year in a bid to reduce the government's carbon footprint.

On the investments, chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: “This government is also investing significantly in ultra-low emission vehicles, and I recently launched a £10 million battery prize for UK scientists to ensure that we are world-leading in this major new technology."

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The vehicles will include British-built cars drawn from the £11bn-valued UK automotive sector.

Business minister Matthew Hancock said: “We want to make the UK one of the best places in the world to design, manufacture and sell ultra-low emission vehicles. This important step demonstrates government’s commitment to promoting the economic and environmental benefits of these cars.”

 

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