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Nine electric cars to get subsidies in the UK

UK drivers who decide to buy specific models of electric cars will now be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 in a government subsidy scheme.

The £43m initiative starts on 1 January 2011 and could help cut the price by as much as 25%.

Ministers have also announced plans to install more than 4,000 charging points around the country.

The BBC's transport correspondent Richard Scott reports.