MORE cash has been available to North Lanarkshire Council as the drive to encourage the use of electric vehicles continues.
The council is in line for a £256,000 injection from the Scottish Government.
It’s hoped this will help bridge the gap between the cost of petrol or diesel-powered vehicles and their electric or “low carbon” equivalents. The aim ultimately is to meet Scotland’s target of a 42 per cent cut in air-polluting emissions by 2020.
The money is part of a £4.2 million package to be distributed among Scotland’s 32 community planning partnerships.
And it follows last year’s £4.2 million which saw councils buy 145 low carbon vehicles, and install 74 charging points.
Alex Neil, infrastructure and capital investment minister, said: “This has the potential to support Scottish companies at the forefront of electric vehicle and battery production.”