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Time running out for top green grants

FLEET decision-makers have just days left to get their applications in for grants of up to 75% towards the cost of acquiring or converting vehicles to run on 'green' fuels.

After April 1, TransportAction will reduce the maximum level of PowerShift grant available to 60% (from 75%) of the additional costs of buying or converting 'greener' vehicles.

The move is expected to free-up grant funds for a widening of the scheme announced last November to include the conversion of cars up to five years-old.

To qualify for a full grant, a vehicle must be under one year-old and produce emissions when converted that are more than one-third cleaner than Euro IV standards.

David Hepworth, customer services manager of TransportAction, said: 'Business fleet managers are looking closely at liquefied petroleum gas following the introduction of the new CO2-based company car tax system, which favours the lower CO2 emissions from LPG-fuelled vehicles over their petrol equivalents.'

TransportAction will accept completed application forms submitted by the end of March for the full 75% grant, all other criteria being fulfilled.

  • Application forms and details of vehicles eligible for grants can be found on the PowerShift Register at www. transportaction.org.uk or from the telephone hotline on 0845 602 1425.
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