Motorists shall be paid as much as £3,000 to go away their automotive at house and take a bus or experience a motorcycle in authorities plan to chop congestion and air air pollution
- Motorists shall be given money credit score for public transport and electrical automobiles
- They must hand over their automobiles for a interval in a bid to cut back emissions
- Trial, which can happen in Coventry, could possibly be rolled out nationwide
Drivers who promise to surrender their automobiles shall be given £3,000 a yr as a part of a scheme to cut back air pollution.
A pilot scheme, which shall be launched in Coventry, West Midlands, later this yr, will see motorists given money credit for public transport, electrical automotive and bike rent.
Those that agree to go away their automobiles at house are set to achieve as a lot as £3,000 a yr, based on a report in The Occasions.
Drivers who promise to surrender their automobiles shall be given £3,000 a yr as a part of a scheme to cut back air pollution
The plans had been accepted by the West Midlands Mixed Authority on Friday and can see credit score added to a wise card with the intention of encouraging motorists to ‘surrender their personal automobiles in trade for a restricted time interval of help’.
Paperwork offered on the assembly mentioned the intention was to ‘stimulate a long-term sustainable shift in journey behaviour’ amongst drivers, who shall be requested to give up their automotive for a interval.
John Seddon, head of transport and innovation at Coventry Metropolis Council, instructed the newspaper round 100 folks would initially participate within the trial, funded by a £20 million Division for Transport award.
‘We see it as a variant of scrappage schemes of the previous however somewhat than buying and selling in an previous automotive for a more moderen one, it’s buying and selling within the automotive for the flexibility to make use of different modes of transport,’ he instructed the paper.
A pilot scheme, which shall be launched in Coventry, West Midlands (metropolis centre pictured) later this yr, will see motorists given money credit for public transport, electrical automotive and bike rent
‘For it to be absolutely efficient we might need folks to make the dedication the place the automotive was not less than surrendered for a specific time.’
In London, Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched an enormous crackdown on car emissions, with steep costs for high-polluting automobiles to be launched subsequent month.
From April eight anybody with a automotive that doesn’t meet new emission requirements shall be charged £12.50 to drive by central London, on high of the present £11.50 congestion cost.
There are additionally plans to increase the capital’s Extremely Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the North and South Round Roads in 2021.