Scotland looks to double EV charging network

A new £60m fund has been revealed to achieve the aim

Big Zero Report 2023

The government has set a target to double Scotland’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

A new £60 million fund of public and private investment will be spent until 2025 for its expansion.

With only 2,100 EV charging points currently in Scotland, a large increase is needed to accommodate for the aim of one million EVs on roads by 2030.

The sale of new diesel and petrol cars will be banned by the end of this decade and the government has therefore come under pressure to rapidly increase the accessibility to EV infrastructure.

Michael Matheson, Net Zero Secretary, made the announcement of the new fund, stating: “We can anticipate this investment doubling the size of Scotland’s existing network of charge points over the next few years.”

“This network will seek to place Scotland as the global destination for investment in zero-emission mobility.”

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