http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35399212 "Electric car drivers will be allowed to travel in bus lanes as part of plans to boost usage of low-emission vehicles in England. Free parking spaces for plug-in car owners and streetlight charging points are also set to be introduced. The government awarded cash to four areas which successfully bid for a share of £40m funding. Transport secretary Patrick McLaughlin said the councils had shown "exciting, innovative ideas" for electric cars. Nottinghamshire and Derby, Milton Keynes, Bristol and London qualified for a share of the cash. Bus lanes in Milton Keynes will be re-branded as low emission lanes giving plug-in vehicles the same priority as buses at traffic lights. The town, which has been awarded £9m, will also build an advice centre offering short-term loans for electric car purchases. It is also proposing to open all its 20,000 parking bays for free to electric cars." How is this going to work? Aside from the prospect of disrupting bus travel by having bus lanes clogged up with electric cars, the loss of parking revenue that councils rely on will somehow need to be found. Is this going to come from increased parking fees for sensible cars or increased council tax?