28 Mar '18, 11am

UK Government provides funding for greener police cars and taxis

The consortium, managed by Element Energy and including expertise from ITM Power, Shell, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, will capitalise on the reliable mileage of established fleets and will provide vehicles to emergency services such as the Metropolitan Police, as well as Green Tomato Cars and Europcar to support the growth of refuelling infrastructure for hydrogen vehicles up and down the country. The £8.8 million ($12.4 million) grant will be matched by a further £13.1 million ($18.5 million) investment including support from the companies and other sources. The project will involve the procurement of new vehicles, construction of new stations and upgrades to existing stations. “Decarbonising our roads is an essential part of meeting our climate targets” said Roads Minister, Jesse Norman. “The innovative new technologies involved present great opportunities for our increasi...

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