Falkirk residents take up electric car charge scheme

John Young from A&Y Builders with electric car charge
John Young from A&Y Builders with electric car charge

A Grangemouth firm is cashing in on drivers preparing for the cars of the future by installing electric car charge points at their homes.

So far 90 homes in the district have signed up to the Scottish Government’s Greener Scotland initiative with Grangemouth firm Jorro Limited carrying out the work.

Director Dom McNally said homeowners have been keen to take advantage of the free offer.

Mr McNally said: “There has been a lot of interest from homeowners, particularly in the Larbert and Stenhousemuir areas.

‘‘Most of them don’t own electric cars yet, but they are installing the charge points for the future.

‘‘With fuel prices always rising and electric vehicles getting more advanced, having no road tax and 
being much cheaper to run, lots are considering 

The Greener Scotland scheme hopes to encourage drivers to use electric vehicles, provides grants for car purchases and test drives for interested motorists.

John Young from Larbert took up the offer and had a charge point fitted in his garage.

John, who operates the A&Y Builders business from home, said: “We support green initiatives and think the scheme is fantastic, we would consider using electric vehicles in the future and this will make taking the step easier.”

Homes with a modern electricity supply and off street parking as well as private business premises are eligible to apply for the charge point funding.

Visit www.greener scotland.org.uk or contact Jorro direct on (01324) 650 850 or ev@jorro.co.uk.