A new £23m fund to accelerate the take-up of hydrogen vehicles and roll-out more cutting-edge infrastructure has been announced by the government.

Government and the UK automotive industry held a meeting on March 14 to discuss plans to position Britain as a world leader in electric and connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Traffic hotspots across England have been identified by transport secretary Chris Grayling to receive millions of pounds for junction upgrades, roundabout improvements and better traffic signalling.

The Government has awarded £4m to local authorities for technology projects that will cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment.

Government proposals to extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from three to four years, have been condemned by the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) and received qualified support from the RAC.

Multi-million pound plans to improve journeys for drivers on some of the East of Englandís busiest roads will be launched over the next three months, transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

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