The Government is to add more than 150 electric car plug-in vehicles to its fleets in a bid to lead the way for electric cars.
As part of the overhaul, the Government Car Service, which provides cars for ministers, will be the first department to review plans and order its initial batch of cars for autumn.
The £5million scheme will then be expanded to allow wider public sector bodies such as councils, police forces and the NHS to add EVs to their fleets. As part of both phases of the plans, charge points will also be installed to provide the necessary infrastructure.
Transport minister Baroness Kramer said:
“Government must lead by example. This will see a significant number of plug-in cars join fleets.”