Council calls for final applications to Mobility Credits scheme

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The Mobility Credits scheme, operated by Coventry City Council and Transport for West Midlands, will end for new applicants on 28 March, at 5PM.

The scheme allows Coventry residents in certain wards to trade in a qualifying diesel or petrol car for £3,000 in Mobility Credits.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, said: “This is a really forward-thinking scheme that has benefited residents across Coventry and importantly, has helped us improve air quality. And with the recent and planned improvements to our network, from fully segregated cycle lanes in Coundon and soon Binley, cycle hire and plans to be the UK’s first all electric bus city there’s never been a better time to take advantage of the scheme.

“It’s one example of how we’re pursuing every avenue available to us to fight climate change, improve air quality and prevent the government from imposing a clean air charging zone on the city.”

The credits can be spent on public transport, and other transport services such as car clubs, bikeshare, taxis and on-demand bus services. The credits can also now be put towards the purchase of a bike or ebike.

The credits are loaded in a pre-paid debit card.

Residents interested in applying to the scheme can visit our Mobility Credits webpage to find out more about eligibility.

Published: Thursday, 17th March 2022

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