£3,000 given to motorists to hand over polluting cars: Six motorists in Coventry were the first to obtain a £3,000 vouncher to hand over their polluting vehicles and to have them crushed for scrap.
Set up by Transport for West Midlands in Coventry is the pilot initiative, which offers car owners £3,000 worth of mobility credits to travel by other types of transport this includes car hire, buses, trains and taxis.
The aims is to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion.
“Coventry is in the vanguard of new technology and environmentally friendly travel.” said Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration at Coventry City Council.
“We’ve got the most electric vehicle charging points per head of population anywhere in the country outside London, our buses are going electric and we are trialling an exciting tram system called very light rail.”
“The West Midlands is facing a climate emergency and tackling that means reducing air pollution and finding ways to encourage people to cut out unnecessary private car journeys in favour of public transport or active travel such as cycling and walking.” said Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midland.
£3,000 given to motorists to hand over polluting cars