The UK Government will invest £30 million in installing charge points for electric vehicles (EVs) around the country.
A £35.75m kitty has been divided up between different aspects of low-emissions vehicle ownership, of which £20m will be awarded to councils to install chargers for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric taxis, while £10million will go towards installing chargers near workplaces and in residential areas with no off-street parking.
£3.75m will be put towards getting motorcycle riders onto electric motorbikes and scooters, although this is only an initial investment, suggesting that there is more money on the way for this cause.
As it stands, though, a Government grant scheme is being rolled out for electric motorbikes and scooters, as it was for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Customers can claim a discount of up to £1500 off the price of a new zero-emissions motorbike or scooter.