New partnership to drive electric vision

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A NEW collaboration between government, industry leaders and environmental campaigners will aim to get more electric vehicles on the roads.

Transport Minister Keith Brown launched the E-Cosse partnership in the Capital yesterday to bring together Transport Scotland with car manufacturers, power companies, local authorities and WWF Scotland.

Speaking at the E-Vent Conference on electric cars, Mr Brown revealed that the partnership will help lead to the government vision of almost complete decarbonisation of road transport by 2050.

He said: “This partnership will help us develop a shared vision and set future priorities to promote the uptake of electric vehicles.

“Electric cars reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality and cut noise pollution.”