£12m new funding for EV transformation announced: £12 million of new funding to support electric vehicle (EV) research projects has been announced by the UK Government.

The funding will benefit projects that will integrate the most promising electric transport technologies, which underpins the government’s commitment to driving down emissions and encouraging more UK drivers to make the switch to EV.

Researchers as a result of this scheme, suggest the UK could soon see cars benefitting from a six-minute battery charge in the future.

A government-commissioned report by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles supports the finance, which suggests charge points at popular destinations, green-coloured parking spaces and dedicated EV sites for buying and selling cars could soon become an everyday reality for the country.

Businesses will also be allowed to try EVs for free before they purchase them under a £9.3 million scheme launched by Highways England.

The initiative will see local authorities encouraging businesses with diesel van fleets to make the switch to electric and is designed to encourage drivers to shift to cleaner, lower carbon vehicles.

Following a successful launch with Leeds City Council earlier in the year, businesses will be offered a free trial of EVs for two months,.

Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary said: “Whether you’re taking a trip with the family or commuting to work, with the wide range of models at competitive prices, it is now more cost-effective and convenient than ever to drive and charge an EV.”

Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England Chief Executive, commented: “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.”

£12m new funding for EV transformation announced

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