New Glasgow electric scheme awarded £1.5 million funding

An electric bus scheme in Glasgow is among more than a dozen projects sharing £6million from the first round of a fund established by SP Energy Networks, part of Spanish-owned Scottish Power.

The Green Economy Fund is intended to support low-carbon transport and heating schemes, and the electricity distribution and transmission network company has committed to contribute up to £20million over a two-year period to support initiatives that will benefit the people of Scotland and support ambitious green energy plans and local economic growth. The deadline for expressions of interest for the second round was 7 December.

£1.5million has been awarded to First Glasgow to establish the city’s first permanent electric bus route since the closure of its trolleybus network in 1967.

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