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£19 million funding for cleaner, greener vans and trucks

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Staff writer ▼ | July 1, 2016
UK Transport Minister Andrew Jones announces £19 million funding to help freight industry cut vehicle emissions and unveils accreditation scheme.
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The money will help fleets of commercial vehicles access the very latest in innovative low and zero emission vehicle technologies.

The funding will be available for applications from small local delivery firms as well large distribution HGV fleets. Part of the funding will also go towards new alternative fuel infrastructure such as electric vehicle chargepoints. The competition will open for bids in July.

The scheme will be funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) through Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: "We are always looking at new ways to make the vehicles on our roads cleaner, and this funding will support the freight industry to embrace the latest technology.

"The UK’s low emission vehicle industry is a huge success story and a source of strength in our economy. Today’s announcement is further proof that the government is leading the way as global demand for these vehicles grows."