Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has purchased five Renault Zoe cars to begin its move towards a fully electric pool car fleet.
The organisation, whose board is appointed directly by the Scottish Government, works to promote, care for and improve Scotland's natural heritage, will base the vehicles in Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and Golspie.
Sigmund Craig-Gould, fleet manager for Scottish Natural Heritage, said: “Climate change is a global concern, and we are trying to do our part to tackle its effects by reducing our carbon emissions.
"These zero emission electric vehicles will help us achieve our goals, and meet the Scottish Government’s target of phasing out petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.”
Vincent Tourette, managing director, Groupe Renault UK, added: “Being able to support Scottish Natural Heritage with the roll out of their electric vehicle pool cars is something we are very proud of.
"We listened to our fleet customers and introduced Fleet ZE experts in order to support fleets in understanding the benefits and opportunities Renault ZE models can offer. It’s great to see that this initiative is proving to be successful.”
Renault UK Regional EV expert Matt Kiziuk will also present EV best practice at three sites that the vehicles will be used from.
SNH advises the government on Scottish nature, habitats, and wildlife, working to connect people with nature and encourage them to enjoy nature responsibly.