Around 15,000 free parking spaces are being offered to electric vehicle (EV) owners in Milton Keynes.
It is part of a £9 million grant provided by the Department for Transport to the council to further its work in tackling harmful emissions and reduce its carbon footprint.
The project which will allow thousands of EV drivers with a ‘green parking permit’ to park and charge their car for free.
The scheme is the first in a series of nationwide initiatives designed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “It is great to see the first part of Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City plan become a reality… This grant will also help to create an ‘electric vehicle experience centre’ in the city and open up bus lanes to electric car drivers.
“We are investing £600 million in cleaner, greener vehicles by 2020 to improve air quality, create jobs and achieve our goal of every car and van in the UK being zero emission by 2050.”