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S5W-11965: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 13 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to proposals in the RAC Foundation report, Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure – What Can Be Done, and what steps it is taking to implement them, including raising the report with the UK Government and relevant stakeholders.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 7 November 2017

The RAC Foundation’s report, Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure – What Can Be Done was published in September 2017, reflects many of the recommendations that already form part of our Switched on Scotland Action Plan. The RAC report refers to the need for infrastructure. With Investment of £15m since 2012 we have already delivered one of the most comprehensive networks in Europe. The recent Programme for Government announcement will further support this by leading the way on electric vehicles and expanding the electric charging infrastructure between now and 2022.