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8 Dec 2022

Four in ten Britons dream of starting their own small business, with bookshops the most popular choice, according to new research by American Express Shop Small.

7 Dec 2022

During a tough economic climate with significant challenges for retailers, the Daily Telegraph has named 15 high streets around the country that it says, “retain a healthy selection of...

6 Dec 2022

The BBC has published comprehensive analysis of Ordnance Survey data that reveals the full extent of changes to Britain's High Streets after two years of Covid lockdowns and trading...

30 Nov 2022

Cycling UK has published its annual 100 Women in Cycling 2022 list celebrating inspirational women in cycling.

30 Nov 2022

Cycling in London has increased by 40% since the start of the pandemic, including a near-doubling of journeys by bike at the weekend, according to the newly published annual Travel in London...

29 Nov 2022

The Business Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced that businesses are to be given a further two years to apply new product safety marking.

29 Nov 2022

A new survey of 2,000 British cyclists, which is part of a wider European report, claims that only just over a quarter of people in the UK think their local cycling infrastructure has improved...

28 Nov 2022

VOLT announces its new insurance collaboration with LAKA, three-time winners of the Best Cycle Insurance Provider category at the Insurance Choice Awards and pioneers of the ‘collective...

24 Nov 2022

According to a new survey, Cambridge is the best in the country for independent shopping to support small businesses. The study found that many of the city's small businesses turned out to be...

22 Nov 2022

Groups of independent retailers in York are to receive a £25,000 funding boost to help with promotion during the Christmas trading period and to attract more customers in 2023.

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New Scottish Government Vision on Electric Vehicles

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Transportscotland Scotland has published a new vision for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The vision document announces a new charging fund providing local authorities with up to £60m over the next four years.

Scottish Ministers are committed to tackling climate change and to delivering net zero as set out in the update to the Climate Change Plan. A key part of this will  be encouraging the people of Scotland to make greater use of public transport, cycling and other forms of active travel. And, whilst they want to see an overall reduction in reliance on cars, aligned with their ambition to reduce annual kilometres driven by 20% by 2030, a wholesale shift to zero emission vehicles is also necessary to meet climate change goals.  

Transport Scotland estimates that half of the fund will be invested in the private sector and anticipates that the vision can double the size of the public charging network in Scotland.

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Michael Matheson MSP has also announced £350k to support six pathfinder projects across Scotland.

A Network Fit For The Future: Draft Vision for Scotland's Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network 

Scotland EV

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