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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12792: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage electric car ownership among people who (a) live in tenements and (b) do not have private driveways.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 November 2017

As set out in September’s Programme for Government announcement, we plan to expand our electric charging infrastructure between now and 2022. This is one of a number of actions to meet the target to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032. We have already made significant progress in creating “ChargePlace Scotland” (CPS), the public EV charging network which is available to all drivers included those who live in tenements or do not have private driveways. Over the coming months we will set out future plans for the CPS network, including the development of approaches to charging for people who live in tenement properties, or do not have private driveways. We are also supporting the introduction of charging hubs including through the European supported Low Carbon Travel and Transport Hubs programme.