Transport for Scotland has added another £500,000 to the funding pot for the “Plugged-In Households Grant Fund for on-demand electric vehicles through car share clubs”.
The money is available for social housing providers and third sector organisations to provide access for tenants, residents and staff to electric vehicles in form of car sharing pools.
This is the second round of the funding initiative. The last round of funding had been awarded earlier this year to eight social housing providers throughout the country “from Glasgow to Orkney”. Organised by the Energy Saving Trust, applicants will now have until the 23rd of August to apply for the new set of grants.
As Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “This is an inclusive, innovative and progressive initiative, which gives people affordable access to the latest electric vehicles and offers a real alternative to costly car ownership. Ultra-low emission vehicles bring profound advantages in responding to the climate emergency and improving air quality – however, the solution cannot simply be more cars with zero emissions. We need to change behaviours and challenge beliefs that car ownership remains a necessity.”