29 Jul '14, 12am

[Business Green] UK to 'take car clubs up a gear' with £500,000 boost

[Business Green] UK to 'take car clubs up a gear' with £500,000 boost

The government has provided £500,000 to help support the development of car-sharing schemes that advocates claim can help ease congestion and cut carbon emissions. Transport minister Baroness Kramer yesterday announced funding to support two yet-to-be-determined pilot programmes designed to provide wider access to car clubs. FURTHER READING Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre Downing Street to get charging points in £5m electric car push A Department for Transport spokesman said the government is aiming to expand on one existing network to include electric vehicles and create one new network, with both rural and urban areas earmarked and cars in place by next summer. The Department for Transport is already funding 48 car club and car sharing schemes through its Local Sustainable Transport Fund and is keen to support their growing popularity. The pr...

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