£ 65k gives elec­tric cars project the go- ahead

Ayrshire Post - - Maybole And North Carrick -

A char­ity that sup­ports vul­ner­a­ble res­i­dents in Ayr has been awarded fund­ing.

South Ayr­shire Com­mu­nity Trans­port have been given £ 65,000 from the SP En­ergy Net­works Awards to help launch an elec­tric ve­hi­cle project, the Com­mu­nity Car Club.

The year- long pilot scheme will give Ayr res­i­dents ac­cess to two low- car­bon elec­tric ve­hi­cles in a bid to im­prove trans­port for the area.

The Com­mu­nity Car Club will make vi­tal trans­port to med­i­cal ap­point­ments, hos­pi­tal vis­its and job in­ter­views eas­ier and much less ex­pen­sive for dis­ad­van­taged lo­cals.

Stu­art Lind­say, Chair­man of South Ayr­shire Com­mu­nity Trans­port, said: “Some of Ayr’s most vul­ner­a­ble res­i­dents rely on us to pro­vide vi­tal trans­port and this fund­ing has al­lowed us to make our am­bi­tious plans for a Com­mu­nity Car Club a re­al­ity.

With this sup­port from the Green En­ergy Fund we’ll also be able to help to im­prove the area’s elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing in­fra­struc­ture as Ayr­shire con­tin­ues to in­crease its green cre­den­tials.”

John Scott MSP added: “This is fan­tas­tic news which will ben­e­fit lo­cal peo­ple who might oth­er­wise ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fi­cul­ties in meet­ing nec­es­sary ap­point­ments and at the same time help im­prove ac­cess to more sus­tain­able car use within the com­mu­nity.

“I look for­ward to the Com­mu­nity Car Club get­ting up and run­ning and to hear­ing of what I am sure will be its suc­cess over the com­ing months and years.”

Fund­ing Ca­tri­ona Has­ton with Frank Mitchell

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