Millions of pounds investment in electric car infrastructure

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin makes Credit: ITV

The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, is in the region today as he announced millions of pounds will be invested in electric car infrastructure.

Drivers with plug-in vehicles are set to benefit from a £37 million funding package for home and on-street charging and for new charge points for people parking plug-in vehicles at railway stations.

The £37 million funding for the package comes from the government’s £400 million commitment to increase the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles and is available until April 2015.

Mr McLoughlin made the announcement in Sunderland this morning.

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Electric car investment

The Government has announced £37 million of investment for electric car infrastructure.