The number of environmentally friendly vehicles on Aberdeen’s streets has increased by 27% in a single year.
Figures released by the Department of Transport reveal that the number of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles in Aberdeen has jumped from 296 in the third quarter of 2017 to 376 in the same period last year.
Across Scotland, the number of people driving electric vehicles has almost tripled since 2016.
The Scottish Government has pledged to introduce low emission zones in Scotland’s four biggest cities by 2020, and phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – eight years ahead of the UK government’s targets.
Last night Aberdeen Central SNP MSP Kevin Stewart said he was pleased with the progress being made.
He said: “I welcome the news that the number of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles in Aberdeen is continuing to rise.
“Ultra-low emission vehicles give us the opportunity to set a path for less pollution and improve the quality of air in the places that we live, work and visit.
“The SNP will continue this progress and maintain Scotland’s reputation as a global leader on tackling air pollution and climate change.”