Set to buy almost 300 plug in vehicles for use across the public sector including Whitehall, the NHS, police forces and councils the Government has taken the first steps to leading the way in the electric revolution.
The announcement was reposted by Business Green:
“Government departments and agencies will work with the Energy Saving Trust to review their fleets and determine if plug-in vehicles could provide a more cost efficient alternative to current models. The cost of leasing any new vehicle will be covered for two years by the £5m funding pot.
The government car service, which operates vehicles for ministers and their staff, and the Department for Transport, will be the first to benefit, with the scheme then rolled out across 20 central government fleets.
A second phase of the scheme will subsequently be rolled out to the wider public sector in the autumn.
The funding will also pay for the rollout of a network of electric charging points around Whitehall, including on Downing Street. However, it remains to be seen if the Prime Minister himself will start coming to work in a Tesla, as it would need to be reinforced for security.”
This is a great step forward by the Government and hopefully this will encourage more of the public to invest in electric vehicles.