Plugged-in Midlands to run for a further year

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has awarded the Plugged-in Midlands Programme an additional £1.5m of Government funding to deliver a programme of ‘targeted activities’. The new programme will help build on the success of the original two year scheme which will have part-funded over 600 charging points during its period of operation.

This funding will be structured around activities specifically targeted to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) uptake. It will also see the introduction of PAYG (Pay-As-You-Go) payment systems for publically accessible charging points.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex said: “The additional funding that OLEV has chosen to channel through the Plugged-in Midlands scheme reflects the success of the first two years of delivery. The original plan was to install 500 charging points supporting 1,000 new EV registrations in the Midlands by the end of March 2013. These targets have been exceeded.”

For more information, visit the Plugged-in Midlands website.