The UK government yesterday announced their commitment to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) by putting money where there mouth is with an additional £500 million pounds of funding to go toward the subsidy of purchases of qualifying vehicles plus for the creation of necessary infrastructure.

Subsidies will continue until 2017 for buyers of either electric or hybrid vehicles while a network of rapid chargepoints will aim to bridge the gap for motorists using such vehicles for longer journeys.

Manufacturers are praising the reaffirmation of commitment to ULEVs since many are only just starting out in this expanding field and bringing new models that qualify to market within the past year or two.

Earlier this year, the government started the Go Ultra Low campaign, aimed at increasing the number of charging points with £9 million pounds of funding at the end of January 2014.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin at the launch of the Go Ultra Low campaign, where earlier the Deputy Prime Minister announced that government will invest more than £9 million to boost the number of charging points

Photo: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin at the launch of the Go Ultra Low campaign with an array of electric or E-REV vehicles on sale today. 30 January 2014.

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