Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Scotland

First Bus to build charging hub with 160 e-bus charge points in Glasgow

Transit operator First Bus plans to install 160 charging points at its Caledonia bus depot in Glasgow. There will be space to charge up to 320 electric buses on site. First Bus, which currently operates 337 buses out of the depot, eventually plans to replace half its fleet with electric buses. The first phase of… Read more »

Scottish university plans trial of wireless charging hubs

Heriot-Watt University, located near Edinburgh, Scotland, is planning a trial of wireless charging using electric delivery vans. The joint project with the City of Edinburgh Council and Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is due to start in the spring. It will involve specially-adapted vans, with charging equipment from Momentum Dynamics. The agency Innovation UK provided funding… Read more »

Scottish startup offers electric coach service between Edinburgh and Dundee

Travelers have a new option for the 90-minute journey between Edinburgh and Dundee in Scotland. A new service called Ember is operating electric coaches as an alternative to existing diesel-powered bus and rail links between the cities. Founders Keith Bradbury and Pierce Glennie chose the historic port city of Dundee, Scotland’s fourth-largest, because of the… Read more »

Scotland offers interest-free loans for plug-in purchases

Scottish EV buyers can now finance their purchases with sweetheart loans, in addition to receiving the UK Government’s Plug-in Vehicle Grant of up to £5,000 for a new EV (£8,000 for a van). A new £2.5-million fund, financed by Transport Scotland, offers six-year, interest-free loans for the purchase price of a plug-in vehicle (up to… Read more »

A petrol-free Scotland by 2050?

When today’s wee bairns have grawn, petrol-powered cars could belong to auld lang syne, a development which would be mickle braw, to say the least. And now, with the obligatory linguistic cuteness out of the way, the news: The Scottish government has published a plan that “sets out a bold vision to replace petrol and… Read more »