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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17632: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to promote the motoring industry, in light of reports that car sales in Scotland have fallen.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 31 July 2018

The latest UK wide figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles has grown reflecting the increased emphasis on the development of these vehicles by the automotive sector.

The Scottish Government is supporting this transition by providing interest free loans for Scottish residents to fund the cost of new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Funding for this scheme is increasing this year.