This is an idea from my London days, those who are familiar with London will know that there is a congestion zone covering most of central London where cars have to pay to enter ( it used to be 8 quid a day but that may have gone up with the impending olympics )
If however you owned an electric/hybrid you were exempt from the congestion charge – neat eh? In fact a friend of mine bought a Mr.Bean style 2 person electric car for zipping between his workshop in Vauxhall and shop in the city.
Naturally setting up the infrastructure required to implement congestion zone charging is well – somewhat expensive I would imagine.
However one thing the City of Yarra could consider, which would be very cheap to implement, well free to implement – but there is obviously some possible loss of parking revenue – is to offer
FREE PARKING FOR HYBRIDS within the CoY