300 per cent green vehicle uptake for Milton Keynes

A council report has revealed that Milton Keynes has seen a a tripling of the use of electric vehicles across the region, thanks to the roll-out and implementation of low-emission infrastructures in the city.

Awarded Go Ultra Low City status in January 2016, number of electric vehicles being used in Milton Keynes has gone up from 220 in July to 661 by the end of September 2016.

Additionally, Chargemaster, charging point partner for the local authority, has claimed that the city has 170 standard and 56 rapid charging points in place, with plans already proposed to increase the number available in the near future.

On top of this, 157 green parking permits have been issued for ultra low electric vehicles, which enables drivers to park for free in certain bays and specified electric vehicle spaces.

Cllr Liz Gifford, cabinet member for transport at Milton Keynes Council, said: “These latest stats are very encouraging and show that people are turning more and more to electric vehicles.

“It's important to us to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible and these ultra-low vehicles are the way to do just that.”