UK to Subsidize 25pct of All Electric Car Purchases

February 25, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The British government stepped up its promotion of the electric auto industry by announcing a large subsidy program and an infrastructure plan for battery recharging.

Starting in 2011, the program offers a 5000 GBP rebate to private individuals and fleet buyers who buy an “ultra-low carbon car.” The government is also committed to building recharging hubs.

In total, 230 million GBP are being made available in the subsidy program in addition to the 30 million GBP to be spent on hubs, called “Plugged-In Places,” in car parks, supermakets and select areas. Up to 11,000 Plugged-In Places are scheduled to be built.

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