Electric cars are cleaner and greener than the conventional alternative - so why aren't people queueing up to buy them?
Overcoming the scepticism towards electric transport is a key goal for the £5 million EV (electric vehicles) project in The Open University's home town of Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes is installing electric vehicle charging points and offering incentives to motorists and business to encourage electric car use.
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OU researchers working with Milton Keynes partners to understand the barriers to people's uptake of electric cars, and to find ways to overcome them.
This research marks the start of a long-term partnership to support Milton Keynes' long-term ambition to become an exemplary low carbon community. The OU's main Walton Hall campus is situated in Milton Keynes.