To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the (a) £15 million Government announced in the National Infrastructure Plan for a national network of charge points on the strategic road network between 2015 and 2021 and (b) three funds for ultra-low emission taxis, buses and cities totalling £85 million in the UK (i) forms part of the £500 million investment in ultra-low emission vehicles for 2015-20 or (ii) is additional spending.
The £15 million funding for a national network of chargepoints is part of the Roads Investment Strategy, published by Department for Transport on 1 December 2014. This funding was provided to Department for Transport at Spending Round 2013. This funding is additional to the £500 million investment in ULEVs.
The National Infrastructure Plan announced that further details of the three funds will be published by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. These schemes form part of the £500 million already allocated to ULEVs between 2015-16 and 2019-20.