Published: 27th Mar 2019

Electric vehicle (EV) hire clubs will be set up at eight Scottish housing associations, following £510,000 of funding from the Scottish government. The Plugged-in Households Grant Fund will help tenants, staff and other local residents rent EV and low-emission vehicles from the clubs, which will be operated by and administered by the Energy Saving Trust. The fund, which launched for the first time in October 2018, has already created opportunities for people to drive low emission vehicles in Aberdeenshire, Elgin, Fife, Glasgow, Midlothian, Paisley and Orkney. In total, it’s claimed the clubs will now be available to over 100,000 households. Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, Michael Matheson, said: ‘I’m delighted that this government has been able to provide more than half a million pounds to provide real alternatives to car ownership in local communities. ‘We have outlined a bold ambition to phase out the need for new petrol and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)