London, England – The British government has announced a commitment to spend £250 million on a wide-ranging package of measures to promote ultra-low emission cars.

The government said that the money has been committed for consumer incentives and infrastructure development, supplementing an existing £100 million program for research, development and demonstration. The funds will help stimulate consumer purchases of ultra-low emission cars.

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon said that the government will also invest in road and rail infrastructure, and that more details will be available in the near future.

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