Chris Variava Mitsubishi has welcomed news that the area will get a share of £40m to boost the number of plug-in cars on its roads. The funding will be used to encourage thousands of people to consider switching to vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
In turn, this will support the UK’s thriving green vehicle sector, improve air quality in urban hotspots and help the government meet its emission-cutting targets. Nottingham will use £6 million of funding to install 230 charge points and will offer ULEV owners discounted parking, as well as access to more than 13 miles of bus lanes along key routes across the city.
The investment will also pay for a new business support programme, letting local companies ‘try before they buy’. The area is one of four lead UK cities and authorities to win part of the government funding in the Go Ultra Low Cities programme, run by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Dave Fisher, Dealer Principal at the dealership in Nottingham Road, said: ‘We are committed to promoting the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles as we aim to bring low-cost motoring to residents of Nottingham, so we are delighted with this news.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has transformed the plug-in market, which it leads with a significant share of 41%, and there is no doubt that these vehicles transform people’s quality of life not just with low running costs but also by reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality in our region.’
Nottingham was chosen from a shortlist of 12 cities to become an internationally outstanding example for the adoption of ultra low emission, plug-in vehicles in a local area. Go Ultra Low exists to help motorists understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the variety of new ultra low emission vehicles on the market. The collaborative campaign is the first of its kind, bringing together the government, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and a consortium of seven leading car manufacturers, including Mitsubishi.