Tag: Scotland

Sep 22, 2020 - 08:22 pm

Scottish Council to receive 141 Renault Zoe

Renault will deliver 141 units of its electric model Zoe to South Lanarkshire Council in Scotland. With 104 of the vehicles, the Council’s pool vehicle fleet will be converted from diesel to electric. The remaining 37 Renault Zoe will be used for a range of community services.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 05:54 pm

Used EVs to qualify for Scottish Transport Loan

Starting on 28 September, the Scottish Low Carbon Transport Loan will be extended to include coverage for used electric vehicles. So far, the programme has provided over £85 million in funding to to help locals switch to ultra-low emission and electric vehicles.

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Aug 11, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Scotland opens largest EV charging park yet

The largest electric vehicle charging facility built in Scotland so far was officially opened this week at Falkirk Stadium. Ten 50kW rapid charging stations are accompanied by sixteen 22kW fast charging bays, providing capacity for 26 electric vehicles.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Transport Scotland funds eBike Grant round 4

Another £900,000 were committed by Transport Scotland towards the eBike Grant Fund for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Round four of the grant programme is now available to assist the adoption of eBikes, eTrikes and electric cargo bikes in Scotland.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 07:49 pm

NHS Scotland to add 112 electric vehicles

NHS Scotland has been granted £1.36 million of available support through the Transport Scotland Switched on Fleets Fund for 112 new electric cars. The Scottish health service may thus increase the number of EVs by 80%.

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Oct 28, 2019 - 05:08 pm

Lidl installs fast-chargers across UK stores

Lidl has announced that it will install fast chargers at over 300 stores in the UK over the next three years. New branches will only be built with charging stations, and existing stores will also be retrofitted.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 02:39 pm

Ionity launches first Scottish HPC parks

Ionity is pushing ahead with the expansion of its high power chargers (HPC) with new locations. In Gretna Green, Scotland, the first of six planned Ionity sites in the country has now been connected to the grid. Construction of new Ionity charging sites is also progressing in the rest of Europe.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 11:37 pm

Glasgow Airport introduces electric buses

Glasgow has introduced a three-strong fleet of battery-electric buses for its carpark operations and claims this a first in the UK. Built in Scotland by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD, it is the new Enviro200EV model’s Scottish debut.

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Sep 23, 2019 - 04:41 pm

Scottish e-bike grants show effects

The Scottish eBike Grant Fund has first results and says it enabled the purchase over 100 e-bikes to 19 organisations across Scotland for 2019/20. Over £273,000 has been granted by the Government so far, with additional grants expected to come through before the end of the year.

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Aug 19, 2019 - 04:13 pm

LEVC and EO Charging join forces in Scotland

EO Charging, a UK charger manufacturer, has been selected as the London EV Company’s (LEVC) official charging partner in Scotland. EO will supply and install ‘smart’ home charging points across the country.

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Jul 24, 2019 - 02:20 pm

Aberdeen orders another 15 hydrogen buses

The Scottish city of Aberdeen is procuring 15 more fuel cell buses. They have been ordered from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus, and Ballard Power Systems is supplying the fuel cell technology.

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Jul 23, 2019 - 12:17 pm

“Weeds growing up around” Angus Council EVs

It was recently revealed that Scotland’s Angus Council is not using their publicly funded electric vehicles. Two only covered 20 miles each since March, while one vehicle only drove five miles since the end of April.

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Jun 25, 2019 - 03:44 pm

Scotland sets aside £20 million for EV funding

The Scottish government has announced a fund of more than £20 million to boost the number of EVs in Scotland. The money will go to several local authorities to help fund charging points as well as new electric vehicles.

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Mar 9, 2019 - 09:32 pm

Edinburgh kicks-off on-street charging network plan

In Scotland, Edinburgh City Council has given the green light for a plan to build 66 on-street EV charging points in 14 hubs across the city by 2020. This is only the first phase of what is called the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Business Case.

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Feb 27, 2019 - 03:23 pm

UK: ScottishPower to install strategic charging stations

Scotland’s utility ScottishPower wants to install rapid charging stations for electric cars “at strategically important locations throughout the UK”. The announcement is part of ScottishPower’s investment plan for its very own energy turnaround.

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Feb 11, 2019 - 05:57 pm

Scotland funds e-bikes with half a million pounds

The Scottish government is serving the second round of its eBike Grant Fund designed to help organisations, universities and communities to purchase e-bikes. A total of £462,000 (526,925 euros) will go into buying new e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes.

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Sep 16, 2018 - 05:13 pm

Project Esprit bets on compact mini EV

As part of the EU funded project Esprit in Scotland (Easily Distributed Personal Rapid Transit) a compact, space-saving sharing system was developed with small EVs designed for short rides in heavily frequented areas.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/26/scotland-awards-7-4-million-for-electric-buses/
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