28 Mar '13, 11am

Electric car drivers should get ‘green badges’ for free parking

Electric car drivers should get ‘green badges’ for free parking

Electric car owners should be given a ‘green badge’ which enables them to park in restricted areas or park for free in public car parks, according to a leading thinktank. A green car badge scheme could mirror the way ‘blue badge’ scheme works for disabled drivers, run by local authorities and allowing drivers to park on yellow or red lines or park in areas where a permit is needed, in order to provide an incentive for car buyers to choose an ultra low emission vehicle. The suggestion from Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) comes ahead of the big Easter getaway, one of the busiest day on the UKs roads. A new report from the Institute recommends that local authorities finance these privileges using parking fees charged to drivers of traditional vehicles. The report also argues that green badge holders should be exempt from any city congestion charges such as the Dur...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/0...

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