The government has awarded more than £6 million to 17 local authorities for almost 300 rapid chargers and 46 fast charge points.
Winners include Bristol City Council, Leicester City Council, Sheffield City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.
More than 800 ultra-low emission black cabs and 3,000 ultra-low emission private hire vehicles are to benefit from the new infrastructure.
Automotive Minister Richard Harrington said: “The UK has led the world in cutting emissions while maintaining growth in our economy.
“These new charge points for greener taxis will help accelerate a cleaner environment for people across the UK. This will also point the way for a better, healthier future for us all as part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy which builds on the government’s long-standing partnership with the UK automotive sector.”
The project is part of the government’s Clean Air Strategy, which aims to ensure all new cars and vans are effectively zero emission by 2040.
The full list of winners are as follows:
|Winning bids||Funding Awarded|
|Bath and North East Somerset Council||£412,500|
|Brighton and Hove City Council||£468,000|
|Bristol City Council||£336,276|
|Bromsgrove District Council||£300,000|
|Kent County Council||£180,000|
|Lancaster City Council||£630,000|
|Leicester City Council||£390,000|
|Luton Borough Council||£90,000|
|Newcastle Borough Council and Stafford Borough Council||£787,500|
|North East and North of Tyne Combined Authorities||£504,750|
|Northampton Borough Council||£ 45,000|
|Peterborough City Council||£90,000|
|Rochford Council and Basildon Council||£187,500|
|Sheffield City Council||£487,500|
|Southend Borough Council||£ 90,000|
|Transport for Greater Manchester||£1,800,000|