Electric vehicle charging network aiming to support tourism sector

ALMOST 200 electric vehicle charging points are to be installed across Scotland, near popular tourism spots, to support people visiting the country and using an electric car.

Says an announcement by tourism agency, VisitScotland, here: “A total of 92 tourism businesses successfully applied for the Electric Vehicle Charge Point Tourism Recovery Fund, which will support 194 charge points across Scotland.”

The successful applicants will receive 75 per cent of their installation costs.

The announcement goes on to say: “The new charge points will be located across 20 local authorities, with a third in the Highlands and Orkney, and the majority at self-catering businesses.

“Micro and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) were eligible to apply to the £325,000 fund, which opened in May on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Pictured: Clattering Bridge, Aberdeenshire, Picture credit: VisitScotland