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Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 28th February 2022 Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update Coming soon near you! New Connected Kerb electric vehicle charging points are being installed in the areas of Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Bletchley and Olney. In parallel, the Traffic… First of Two Milton Keynes Community Charging Hubs Opens 25th October 2021 First of Two Milton Keynes Community Charging Hubs Opens Community Charging Hub Opens MK Council has opened one of two new planned electric car charging community hubs at Saxon Gate in Central Milton Keynes with rapid charging spots. The… Milton Keynes Council leases first e-cargo bike 3rd August 2021 Milton Keynes Council leases first e-cargo bike MK Council leases first e-cargo bike to Olney entrepreneur and start-up Milton Keynes Council has leased its first fully electric e-cargo bike to a female entrepreneur who launched an online… Get Around MK transport app launched 3rd August 2021 Get Around MK transport app launched New transport smartphone app launched for Milton Keynes A new smartphone app has been launched by MK Council to help local people and visitors make quick, clean and green transport… Travel Grants for MK Business 1st February 2021 Travel Grants for MK Business Grants available to support Green Recovery at MK workplaces Sadly, the Covid-19 crisis has placed unprecedented demands on everyone and has affected all aspects of our lives during this time… 10 reasons why an E-cargo bike could be great for your business 1st September 2020 10 reasons why an E-cargo bike could be great for your business E-cargo bikes: the future of urban deliveries With the recent spike in home deliveries putting a strain on our already congested roads, businesses are looking for more convenient and sustainable… 18th August 2020 E-scooter trials Electric scooters in Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Council has wheeled out a trial of E-scooters as part of an innovative national scheme, working with Lime,… E-cargo bikes transform community deliveries 14th August 2020 E-cargo bikes transform community deliveries E-cargo bikes are transforming the way that local food redistribution service, Food Connect, are making deliveries across Milton Keynes. E-cargo bikes: the future of urban deliveries. Electric cargo bikes coming to Milton Keynes 4th June 2020 Electric cargo bikes coming to Milton Keynes An efficient, low-cost, clean 21st century last mile solution Milton Keynes Council is introducing 21 eCargo bikes to its vehicle fleet to help make council business travel more sustainable. The… New EV trial is opening up recruitment for domestic V2G 4th June 2020 New EV trial is opening up recruitment for domestic V2G New Electric Nation project allows EV drivers to power your home and support the electricity network… EV drivers invited to trial new charging technologies 12th May 2020 EV drivers invited to trial new charging technologies Electric vehicle drivers in Milton Keynes can now apply to trial domestic smart chargers, vehicle to grid (V2G) chargers and home battery storage. 14th February 2020 Innovations in EV charging Innovation trials will test new EV charging technologies     Milton Keynes is home to pioneering trails which will place the city at the forefront of developments in electric… Grab a sidekick and start Liftsharing today 3rd October 2019 Grab a sidekick and start Liftsharing today Super Commuters helping relieve the stress of your commute. Milton Keynes Liftshare scheme is now available.  The scheme has been launched to support commuters with your journey, to help cut… 4th April 2019 About What is ‘Get Around MK’? Get Around MK has been developed by Milton Keynes Council to promote sustainable travel. We help people make smarter choices about how they travel around… Pedalling Culture launch 19th April 2018 Pedalling Culture launch Pedalling Culture project launches in glorious sunshine at Bletchley Park The new Pedalling Culture project’s launch event saw six bespoke electric cars unveiled for the first time. Commissioned for the… Get on Board for the chance to win an iPhone8 22nd November 2017 Get on Board for the chance to win an iPhone8 “Zwitch” your car for the bus and get rewarded As well as an iPhone 8, there are lots of other fantastic prizes available including cinema tickets, shopping vouchers, MK Dons football… Autonomous PODs 17th October 2017 Autonomous PODs What are they? The pods are fully autonomous which means they don’t need a driver. The pods are four seater vehicles which can also accommodate a wheelchair. They are the first type… 6th October 2017 Free EV parking Free parking for electric cars in Milton Keynes     Milton Keynes is the easiest place to park for electric car drivers with dedicated… 6th October 2017 Charge points Charging your electric car in Milton Keynes   In Milton Keynes you’re never far away from a charge point with over 400 installed right across the City. The… 6th October 2017 Autonomous vehicles Milton Keynes will soon see self-driving vehicles (also known as pods or driverless cars) for short journeys around the centre of the city! On 3rd December 2014 the Chancellor of… 6th October 2017 Electric vehicles Milton Keynes: the best city for electric cars Milton Keynes is the best place to drive an electric vehicle with a range of programmes making it easier for… 6th October 2017 MK Move The ‘MK Move’ card offers a 1 day, 7 day and 28 day passes and also have a pay as you go purse, so you can load the card with… 14th September 2017 Go electric Using smart technology to enhance sustainable transport Milton Keynes Council is a leading authority in working in partnership with new and innovative sustainable transport initiatives. Electric bus routes, driverless pods… Traffic sensors 6th August 2017 Traffic sensors What’s happening? You may have noticed that a number of white V shaped boxes are being placed on lamp columns around MK. These boxes are sensors which collect data about traffic flow… New EV Experience Centre opens in MK 23rd July 2017 New EV Experience Centre opens in MK The UK’s first ever EV Experience Centre opened it’s doors to the public on Saturday 22 July 2017. The centre has been funded from a portion of the £9m grant… Driverless cars – what do you think? 17th October 2016 Driverless cars – what do you think? Members of the public are being asked for their opinions on self-driving vehicles. Following the launch of the driverless Pod trials in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 11 October, members of… 25th July 2016 More electric buses destined for Milton Keynes Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP announced today (25 July 2016) that Milton Keynes Council has been awarded £1.75m after a successful bid to bring 11 new electric buses to the… 25th January 2016 Milton Keynes receives £9m funding to slash vehicle emissions Milton Keynes is to receive £9m funding to further its pioneering work in developing modern vehicles to tackle harmful emissions, reduce the carbon footprint, and make it one of the… 26th October 2015 Self-driving pods nominated for prestigious award Milton Keynes’ self-driving pods project has been included on the shortlist for this year’s SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) Automotive Award for Innovation. The LUTZ Pathfinder project will… MK:Smart – A Smart City Collaboration 24th September 2015 MK:Smart – A Smart City Collaboration Great article by Chris Bruce, Director BT Global Services describing Milton Keynes MK:Smart Programme and it’s Internet of Things (IOT) initiatives. Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing… Smart Parking secures Phase II of MK Council SmartPark trial 2nd September 2015 Smart Parking secures Phase II of MK Council SmartPark trial In February 2015, we were proud to announce the launch of Smart Parking’s SmartPark solution in Milton Keynes with the installation of 300 SmartEye sensors in the city’s B4-1 Car… Driverless cars: 4 cities get green light for everyday trials 3rd December 2014 Driverless cars: 4 cities get green light for everyday trials Driverless cars: how would they fit into everyday life? 4 cities in the UK have been chosen to find out. Driverless cars will be tested in 4 UK cities to…
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