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New joint venture to promote electric vehicles in Scotland

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A joint venture between environmental groups, industry and government has been created in Scotland to promote the use of electric cars.

Transport Minister Keith Brown announced the new partnership today.  It brings together car manufacturers such as Allied vehicles and Nissan and local authorities, power companies, transport Scotland and WWF Scotland to promote the usage of electric cars and thereby maximise electric vehicles' chances to become an integral part of the Scottish economy.

Mr. Brown was speaking at an electric car conference in Edinburgh.  He said that one of the aims of the partnership was to help make the Scottish government's vision of a carbon free Scotland by 2050 a reality.

He added "The Scottish Government has ambitious climate change targets but I believe they are entirely achievable.  This partnership will help us work with key stakeholders to develop a shared vision and set future priorities."

The host for the project is WWF Scotland who will, from next month, be responsible for delivering the following key activities:

Electric vehicle strategy board: a top level forum of industry and government leaders that will promote programmes and policies to advance the adoption of EVs.

EV Roadmap: consisting of expert stakeholders who will join forces with transport Scotland and set down priorities and a shared vision.

EV Readiness Initiative: a working group that will establish practical projects to advance the adoption of electric vehicles in Scotland and help to implement the roadmap's recommendations in practice.

Author - Louise Hutchinson

 




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