Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish government is to invest £15 million in the deployment of 1,500 electric vehicle charging points with focus on broadening the existing public network. The announcement is set to help ensure that Scotland will reach it's 2032 target of phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles. 

Alongside this, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will be looking into acquiring up to 100 low emission plug-in vehicles with 150 of the announced charging points being installed at/near fire stations. These charging points will be publicly available as well as being used to charge the fire service. 

The remaining charging points are to be made available for private locations and communities throughout Scotland to help grow the already impressive network throughout the country.