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Call for ‘green badges’ and free parking for electric cars

Thursday 28 March 2013 02.00 EDT
Call for ‘green badges’ and free parking for electric cars
Parking charges exemption and removing yellow and red line restrictions will improve take-up, thinktank says

IPPR has suggested a ‘green badge’ scheme for electric cars. Photograph: Rex Features
Adam Vaughan
Electric car owners should be allowed to park on yellow and red lines, and park for free, a leading thinktank said on Thursday.
On one of the busiest days of the year for road traffic as people take to their cars for Easter breaks, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said that a ‘green badge’ akin to the blue badge scheme for disable drivers should be introduced to drive take-up of electric vehicles, seen as a key way to cut carbon emissions. Owners of such a badge would be exempt from charges in car parks and permit areas, and allowed to drive for free through congestion charging zones such as London’s and Durham’s and across toll roads such as the M6 toll or Severn bridge.
But the idea was immediately attacked by motoring organisation AA, which suggested the plans could in fact increase greenhouse gas emissions rather than reduce them.


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