Energy Saving Trust (EST) is hosting a series of free, electric vehicle (EV) events across Scotland to highlight the benefits of integrating EVs into transport operations.
In a recent survey of EV drivers, EST established that the average saving on fuel each year is £1,400 and that 85% of EV owners wouldn’t consider switching back to a petrol/diesel car.
It says that Scottish businesses are increasingly considering integrating EVs into their fleets to access the financial, environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility benefits.
Government support towards the purchase of EVs is helping to address the higher initial costs.
Anyone buying electric or plug-in cars can benefit from a grant of 25% off the vehicle's price, up to a maximum value of £5,000 and up to £8,000 for a van.
Organisations can also apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to install a publicly available charging point through the ChargePlace Scotland project, funded by Transport Scotland.
EST is hosting a series of free, electric vehicle events across Scotland to highlight the benefits of integrating EVs into transport operations.
Speakers at the event will provide information about support available locally, including funding and financial incentives in place to help businesses to reduce their fuel costs and their carbon footprint. Test drives will be available.
For more information and to register for an event, click here.