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Fuel cell electric vehicles

The government have launched a £2 million fund to encourage more businesses to switch to hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and plans to make nearly every vehicle in the country zero-emission by 2050.

The Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Fleet Support Scheme will allow public sector and private companies to bid for funding to add hydrogen-powered vehicles to their fleets.

The money will cover up to 75% of the costs of new vehicles bought by next April (2017), as well as the cost of running them for up to 3 years. Support will also be available for the leasing or renting of vehicles, insurance, hydrogen fuel and servicing.

FCEVs emit no CO2 or other harmful pollutants, and the only by-product is pure water vapour. They also offer a driving range of more than 300 miles, and can be refuelled in 5 minutes using a hydrogen gas pump similar to petrol pumps.

Bids for the FCEV Fleet Support Scheme must be submitted by Monday 4 July 2016.

For more information on the benefits of electric vehicles, visit the Go Ultr Low website.

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