Date lodged: 16 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to give local authorities the power to designate electric car charging bays.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 November 2017
Over the past 6 years the Scottish Government has grant funded all 32 Local Authorities a total of nearly £10 million to install electric vehicle charge points across the country. In addition to monetary support, we also offer help and advice on the charge point installation process to ensure that all local authorities continue to develop the ChargePlace Scotland network of now over 700 public charge points. We will continue to work with all local authorities to strengthen this network, ensuring that drivers have confidence in electric car charging, irrespective of location. Local authorities currently have the power to fund and install their own charging facilities which the Scottish Government would encourage and would continue to offer guidance and support on this process.