Scottish Government confirms £20mn electric vehicle support

On 24 June, the Scottish Government confirmed funding of £20.6mn to support the uptake of electric vehicles throughout Scotland.

The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson at the new electric vehicle charging hub in Falkirk.

Five local authorities – Glasgow City, Stirling, Dundee City, Edinburgh City and Falkirk Councils – have been awarded £12.1mn through the Switched on Towns and Cities Challenge Fund, which will support the installation of 500 charge points.

Meanwhile, the latest phase of the Local Authority Installation Programme – the annual programme that further develops the ChargePlace Scotland network – will award 31 local authorities a total of £8.5mn throughout the financial year to install approximately 300 charge points.

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