£ 65k gives electric cars project the go- ahead
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