Plug-in vehicle spending questioned

AOL Money Staff
Plug-in car
Plug-in car

Spending of £11 million on Government schemes to encourage the use of plug-in vehicles has benefited only a "handful" of motorists, many of them affluent families using grants to help fund second cars, a parliamentary report says.

The Department for Transport offers grants of up to £5,000 for the purchase of plug-in electric cars as part of its drive to reduce carbon emissions from traffic, and a network of more than 1,600 public charging points has been installed across the country to encourage drivers to switch. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%