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Government announces £19m eco-vans fund

Date: 01 July 2016   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

The Department for Transport has announced the freight industry will receive a £19m boost in funding to help reduce vehicle emissions.

Fleets of commercial vehicles, including vans, will be able to use the money to access low-emission vehicle technology, transport minister Andrew Jones said.

Delivery firms and HGV fleets will be able to apply for funding from next month, while part of the pot will go towards new infrastructure such as electric vehicle charging points.

"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," said Jones. "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."