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£1.2m to fund chargepoints for taxis in Coventry

Published Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs has added his support to today’s announcement of the opening of a new £300 million electric taxi factory creating 1,000 jobs in the Midlands.

The Department for Transport also announced a further £14 million investment to promote the use of electric taxis, of which Coventry will receive £1.2m.

This money will deliver new dedicated chargepoints for electric taxis in Coventry and a further nine council areas across the country.

Cllr Jim O'Boyle cabinet member for jobs and regeneration said that it was positive for Coventry. He said "This is really great news. The city has a proud manufacturing heritage and with this announcement and more to come, we are looking forward to ensuring we are at the front of new technology including low emission electric vehicles and even driverless cars.

"This cash will enable us to ensure that modern, fast charging points are in place to run the latest electric taxis in the city. They will be good for the environment, good for manufacturing and good for the local supply chain." 

Read more on the GOV.UK website.

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