OVER 100 businesses in South Yorkshire are expected to cut fleet and travel costs thanks to a new electric vehicle initiative.
The Inmotion Electric Vehicles Scheme, believed to be the first of its type in the country, is a partnership between Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Council, and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.
Intended to implement the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme in the area, the scheme will supply electric cars and vans via partner contract hire and leasing company Venson Automotive Solutions. Npower is responsible for programme administration and installing a workplace charging point. The scheme was established as part of a successful bid for £24.6 million from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. It enables private and voluntary sector businesses and organisations – public sector organisations and sole traders are excluded – to obtain a grant up to £10,500 for a plug-in van or £7,500 for a plug-in car.