Scottish government announces new wave of charging points

Posted on February 12, 2013 by in Latest News, News

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THE Scottish government plans to install electric car charging points across Scotland – with the aim of making sure drivers will never be more than 50 miles away from one.

Free installation of home charging points will also be made available. This is all part of the Scottish government’s plan to cut vehicle emissions.

A total of £2.6m is being invested in the scheme, which the Scottish government hopes will contribute to the ‘decarbonisation’ of road transport by 2050.

Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown said: ‘I look forward to the day when the only vehicles on Scotland’s roads are electric vehicles, and this funding will be a massive step towards that vision.

‘The move to EVs is good for our environment, helping to cut carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution, and will also benefit drivers who will be pleased to hear about the cheaper running costs.

‘You can get from Edinburgh to Glasgow on a single charge for around £1.50 and right now electric vehicles are exempt from road tax.

‘The transition to a low-carbon sustainable future is reaping rewards for Scotland – we’re already seeing exciting new opportunities for innovative Scottish businesses.’

Mr Brown also announced that a new website will be launched, ChargePlace Scotland, where the public will be able to locate charging points.

 

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