Funding for electric vehicles
If you live in Scotland or own a business here, find out if you’re eligible for an interest-free Low Carbon Transport Loan, which includes loans to help you purchase a zero emission vehicle or taxi.
You could also be eligible for grant funding to help you install a charge point.
Electric car loans Scotland
There are a number of loans available, for electric vehicles:
- A used electric vehicle loan could help you to purchase a second hand, low-emission vehicle in Scotland.
- A used electric vehicle loan for business could help your business purchase a second-hand, low-emission vehicle in Scotland.
- The Switched on Taxi Loan can help you to buy a new electric taxi or private hire vehicle.
To learn more or to apply for a loan, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or visit Home Energy Scotland.
Charge point funding
If you live in a rural or remote location in Scotland, or bought your car through the used electric vehicle loan, you could get funding of up to £300 to help install a charge point, providing you have a driveway.
It’s convenient to have a charge point at home, and it means you can charge your car overnight when electricity is cheapest, so you’ll be saving money in your sleep.
Go to the Energy Saving Trust website for more information on eligibility for charge point funding.
Similarly, if you have a small or medium sized business in a rural area of Scotland, or if your business is a third sector organisation, there’s grant funding available to help you install charge points for your staff and visitors.
Grant funding is also available for factored developments and property factors and other organisations that manage communal parking for residential properties.
To apply for a loan to install a charge point for your business, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or visit their website.
Benefits of Electric Vehicles
A recent Which survey revealed that electric vehicle drivers are the happiest.
Where can I charge my electric vehicle?
Scotland has one of the most comprehensive charge point networks in Europe.
Reducing your car journeys
By rethinking how you use your car and reducing the number of daily journeys you take, you can help make Scotland a healthier, fairer, greener place to live.
Climate Conversations - Transport
By starting just one conversation about walking with friends, family, or colleagues, you can create a ripple effect of positive actions that could help make the change needed to reach net zero and save the planet.