Milton Keynes Council has an excellent demonstrable track record in delivering innovative sustainable transport solutions. In recent years several projects, many of which have involved some level of third-party funding, have been successfully delivered on time and to budget. These projects have included:
- Milton Keynes Plugged-in Places (PiP) Project - Milton Keynes Extension Project - In 2010, Milton Keynes was one of three successful bidders for funding from OLEV aimed at establishing a network of public, business and domestic charging facilities to support the nascent electric car industry. During the period of the OLEV supported PiP scheme, Milton Keynes extended the reach of vehicle charge posts that were available to its visitors and residents with the development known as the Milton Keynes Extension Project. The Extension project installed further charge posts in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire that were interoperable with the central Milton Keynes estate of charge posts.
- Milton Keynes East – Crosslink Project Milton Keynes Rapid Charger Project Milton Keynes - Delivering over 50 multi-protocol rapid electric vehicle charge posts in the city.
- Battery Electric Bus Project - This ground breaking project of a wirelessly charged all-electric bus service, has introduced important environmental benefits, removing approximately five tonnes of particulates and noxious tailpipe emissions from the city’s streets and approximately 270 tonnes of CO2 from the atmospheres each year.
These projects demonstrate the successful track record of the Council in delivering innovative low-carbon transport schemes in partnership with government and commercial partners. Key collaborators and supporters of these projects are:
- Department for Transport
- Milton Keynes Council
- Mitsui & Co Europe
- Chargemaster Plc
- Western Power Distribution
- The Wright Group