Try electric then GO ELECTRIC
A brand new £2.3 million scheme has been put in place in Coventry, that will allow businesses to try electric vehicles (EVs) for a period of up to two month for free, to hopefully encourage them to make the change.
The new initiative, which is part of a partnership between Highways England and Coventry City Council, hopefully sets up connection with businesses and EV’s in the hopes they will change their current fleet to electricity.
The scheme is being created alongsided others by Highways England to improve the air quality throughout thr country and help tackle carbon dioxide emissions that are made through road transport.
Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member responsible for jobs, regeneration and climate change in Coventry, said: “The trial schemes are absolutely vital to help win hearts and minds of businesses and private car users, especially as the city continues to open up after the challenges of the Covid pandemic.
“We already have more electric charging points in Coventry than in any city outside of London. Plus, we are also gearing up to become the first city in the country to run an all-electric bus fleet.”
Highways England’s Customer Services Director Melanie Clarke said: “Our work with Coventry City Council is just one example of us working with local authorities across the country to encourage businesses to make the switch to electric vehicles and we expect many more to start using when they experience the savings possible.”