Nottingham to plug in electric vehicles

Electric bus

Nottingham has been shortlisted by the government for a share of a multi-million pound fund to boost the use of electric vehicles within the city.

Nottingham is one of twelve authorities bidding for a share of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme fund.

The £35m fund will be divided between four winning cities, and aims to create centres of excellence for low emission vehicles.

Nottingham City Council’s plans are to introduce a  low emission zone which will be reinforced by a network of electric vehicle charging points in the city centre.

Plans also include working alongside local energy suppliers to see how locally generated power can be utilised.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation believes the city should grab this opportunity and hopes the bid will be successful.

A decision on funding is set to be made in autumn. Winning cities will work with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to develop plans.

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