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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03741
Asked by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 13 October 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging the retrofitting of cars with electric engines by (a) incentivising individuals and businesses to have cars retrofitted with electric engines and (b) providing support for businesses specialising in retrofitting.

Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 10 November 2021


Answer

There are currently no funding programmes which support the retrofit of cars with electric powertrains.

However, there are a range of programmes which support retrofit to other fuel sources and vehicle types, including a recent initiative that supports the trial and demonstration of electrifying a vehicle platform using Hydrogen (H2) fuel cell technology.

We have also supported Glasgow City Council a refuse collection vehicle to operate as a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. This project is in its final stages and the vehicle is planned to be operational in Glasgow from early 2022.

We will continue to monitor the retrofitting market so that the right support is available for the consumer and businesses.