Britain pledges 43 mln stg in electric car subsidies

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LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Britain's coalition government will commit 43 million pounds ($66.73 million) over 18 months to subsidise the uptake of electric cars, the department for transport (DfT) said on Wednesday. British motorists will receive up to 5,000 pounds towards the purchase of a low-carbon car from January 2011 to March 2012, transport secretary Philip Hammond said. The amount committed on Wednesday is less than the 250 million pounds pledged by the previous Labour ...

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