3 September 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Cambuslang to announce £16.7m increased funding for green transport.
The money will be used to increase the green bus fleet and invest in new charging infrastructure.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) September 3, 2018
The First Minister viewed a range of electric cars from across the public sector fleet, and heard first-hand from those using them.
In last year’s Programme for Government we committed to remove the need for petrol and diesel cars and vans on Scotland’s roads by 2032. Electrifying the road network and transforming the way we travel is vital to reducing our carbon emission, tackling climate change and improving air quality.
“Last year’s Programme for Government set out our ambition as a country and some key steps including making the A9 Scotland’s first electric trunk road.
“This year we want to go further still, and through the package of support we’re announcing in this year’s Programme for Government, as well as our continued investment of £1 billion a year in low carbon and public transport, more people will be able to play their part in putting Scotland at the forefront of low carbon travel.
“As part of our public fleet I’m pleased our emergency services are playing a leading role in adopting low emission vehicles – setting an example for other parts of the public and private sectors.
“Through continued investment, and work to encourage communities to embrace the social change required, we can make our towns and cities more desirable places to live and work in, and develop a sustainable future for younger generations.”
SFRS Chief Officer Alasdair Hay and Sarah O'Donnell, Director of Finance & Contractual Services, were delighted to welcome First Minister @NicolaSturgeon to our HQ in Cambuslang today to discuss the Service’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. pic.twitter.com/WGhQ2WDXrd
— Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (@fire_scot) September 3, 2018