The UK government has announced a £25 million project to run trials of electric vehicles that will help the country reduce carbon emissions from car transport.
The government funding, won by eight consortia which are predominantly made up of car manufacturers, energy providers and universities, was announced by Science Minister Paul Drayson and Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis.
Adonis, who drove an electric Smart car at the Guildhall in London, said the aim of the project was to make ultra-low carbon vehicles an everyday feature of life on Britain’s roads in less than five years.
“We want Britain to be at the forefront of ultra-low carbon automotive technology, blazing a trail for environmentally friendly transportation,” he added.
Source: Automotive News Europe