UK government unveils electric vehicle incentive program

UK government unveils electric vehicle incentive program

Mitsubishi iMiEV fq

The UK government has announced a £250 million incentive program designed to get more plug-in and electric vehicles on British roads. The heart of the program is rebates of up to £5,000 for purchases of full electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

This could spell good news for companies like Mitsubishi, Nissan and even General Motors. The Japanese automakers are planning to introduce battery electric cars over the next two years and General Motors plans to launch the Vauxhall Ampera in 2011. The program is aimed squarely at next generation of full function electric vehicles like the Ampera and Mitsubishi iMiEV (pictured) rather than the existing crop of low speed vehicles.

In addition to subsidising new car purchases, the government wants to make life easy for EV drivers by putting in more public charging outlets. Around £20 million of the project money is being set aside for expanding out the UK’s infrastructure of charge points.

Mitsubishi iMiEV fq

The UK government has announced a £250 million incentive program designed to get more plug-in and electric vehicles on British roads. The heart of the program is rebates of up to £5,000 for purchases of full electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

This could spell good news for companies like Mitsubishi, Nissan and even General Motors. The Japanese automakers are planning to introduce battery electric cars over the next two years and General Motors plans to launch the Vauxhall Ampera in 2011. The program is aimed squarely at next generation of full function electric vehicles like the Ampera and Mitsubishi iMiEV (pictured) rather than the existing crop of low speed vehicles.

In addition to subsidising new car purchases, the government wants to make life easy for EV drivers by putting in more public charging outlets. Around £20 million of the project money is being set aside for expanding out the UK’s infrastructure of charge points.

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