302014Oct

Encouraging people to go green

20141030-Electric-Car-Corsham-Michelle-DonelanEncouraging people to go green is something to which the Conservatives are committed: to achieve low carbon growth, protect our environment and make our energy supply more secure. The most important way to do this is to make it easier for people to utilise or participate in green initiatives.

I was delighted to attend the Conservative-led Council’s official unveiling of the electric car charging point in Corsham with Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport. This is one of six in the county designed to help make the electric car a viable option. These points are currently free to use and the Conservatives removed planning permission needs for the points back in 2011 to enable Councils to install them easily.

Since January 2011, motorists purchasing a qualifying ultra-low emission car have been able to receive a grant of 25% towards the cost of the vehicle, up to a maximum of £5,000. This has helped make these vehicles more affordable so that more can benefit from the lower fuel costs.

For more information on the plug in car grant visit:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/plug-in-car-grant