Supporting Electric Vehicle Ownership

Orkney Islands Council has received £180,000 from the Scottish Government as part of an annual funding programme which further develops the ChargePlace Scotland network.  Scotland’s local authorities were awarded a total of £8,005,000 this year to continue to maintain and develop the installation charging EV network.

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Electric vehicles on show at the Orkney International Science Festival

In total £20.6million was awarded to support the uptake of EVs.  5 councils who received funds for projects were:Glasgow City Council £2.5million, Stirling Council over £2million, Dundee City Council over £2.4million, Edinburgh City Council over £2.3million and Falkirk Council with over £2.4million. 

Michael MathesonMichael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivityin the Scottish Government said:

“Electric vehicles can bring profound benefits and by announcing over £20 million to support new electric vehicle infrastructure, further reinforcing what is already one of the most comprehensive charging networks in Europe, demonstrates the strength of our continued commitment to this agenda.”

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