Fire stations could host new electric charging points for cars

Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon

Fire stations across Scotland could host new electric charging points for cars as part of plans for almost £17million of investment in green transport.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the cash would be spent on 1,500 new plug-in stations for vehicles and more than 100 green buses.

She made the announcement yesterday ahead of publishing her new programme for government today, during a visit to the Cambuslang headquarters of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

She heard how the fire service base plans to introduce up to 100 ultra-low emission plug-in vehicles, and that it was looking at how it could utilise its 356 fire stations to support the ongoing development of charging networks.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Through the package of support we’re announcing in this year’s programme for government, as well as our continued investment of £1billion 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.”