Edinburgh Discuss Electric Car Roll Out
Edinburgh to invest Â£3.3 million in electric car technology.
10:10 05 October 2018
Edinburgh’s Transport and Environment Committee is set to decide whether to approve an initiative to roll out a £3.3million improved electric vehicle infrastructure that supports electric cars. The council has applied to Transport Scotland’s Switched On Towns and Cities Fund for £2 milion of funding towards the upgrade.
Transport and environment convener Cllr Lesley Macinnes said: “Edinburgh is in the vanguard of a nationwide drive to improve electric vehicle infrastructure and this business case will help us make great strides towards a greener, healthier Capital.
“Electric vehicles are only part of the solution to worsening air quality, however, alongside the other key elements of our wider sustainable transport agenda such as promoting use of public transport and active travel like walking and cycling.”
An EST report said: “This will provide Edinburgh with a competitive edge, equipping the council with proven and scalable delivery mechanisms for the period beyond 2023 and towards 2032. Through development of the recommendations contained within this report, Edinburgh has an opportunity to be a world leader in the proactive, economically viable enablement of EV infrastructure.”