Milton Keynes: the best city for electric cars
Milton Keynes is the best city to drive an electric vehicle with a range of programmes making it easier for drivers to go green.
Ownership of electric cars in the City has more than doubled over the last two years thanks to the City’s Go Ultra Low programme which is creating a great environment for electric car drivers. Thinking of switching to electric? You’re in the right place.
Milton Keynes has accelerated the number of charge points with over 400 in the city. The charging network is growing all the time and now includes two rapid filling stations at Coachway with another planned for Bletchley Park in 2020. Find out more about our charging network.
Did you know that electric cars can park for free in Milton Keynes city centre? Over 15,000 bays are designated for EV parking for drivers with a green parking permit and any electric driver can plug in and park for free in any electric charge point bay. Find out more about our parking initiatives.
Independent advice and test drives
Electric driving has some major advantages: no fuel costs, business tax benefits as well as being better for our environment. If you’re considering electric driving, Milton Keynes is home to the UK’s first independent EV Experience Centre. Located in centre:MK, anyone can drop-in, speak to the gurus and gain impartial advice on electric cars. There’s even a chance to try before you buy with over 30 vehicles available for short and long term test drives. Find out more about the EV Experience Centre.
Electric shared taxis
Recently launched in the city is a new way to get around: the ViaVan service. A flexible, electric minibus service that is available on demand. Giving residents the convenience of a taxi at the price of a bus. Find out more about the ViaVan service.
New technology trials
Milton Keynes is keeping ahead in new electric vehicle technology and a number of innovative trials are taking place. Next year we’ll see the introduction of wireless charging at eight locations across the city.
Milton Keynes Go Ultra Low project is supported by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles as part of a £9 million investment into the growth of electric vehicles.