Scottish Government invests £510,000 in ultra-low emission vehicles

The Scottish Government has invested £510,000 into the Plugged-in Households Grant Fund – an Energy Saving Trust-administered initiative for not-for-profit housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland to apply for funding to procure the services of zero emission car club vehicles.

Announced on 21 March, the money will help support eight housing associations across Scotland to procure the services of car clubs, which will allow tenants, local residents and staff to hire electric vehicles (EVs).

The fund, which was launched in October 2018, also provides financial support for housing associations to promote EV-related services locally.

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. This scheme provides potential car sharing solutions to at least 100,000 homes so that more people, including housing association tenants, will now be able to experience the benefits of modern ultra-low emission vehicles at a fraction of the cost required to purchase or lease an electric vehicle.”

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