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08 April 2021 - 11:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Six community transport groups based in Lanarkshire will benefit from new electric vehicles (EVs). The vehicles are being funded from an award of £1.2 million by SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund. Three of the transport groups – Getting Better Together Shotts, Cumbernauld Action on Care of the Elderly, and Glenboig Development Trust – have unveiled their new minibuses, vans, and people carriers. Get the latest Lanarkshire news straight to your inbox! Don't miss a thing from your area - sign up for the new Lanarkshire newsletter! From the latest breaking news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox. Put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link! The EVs will be used to support vulnerable, disadvantaged and elderly people across Lanarkshire to access vital appointments and community activities. All three organisations have also offered their services to NHS Lanarkshire to assist with the Covid-19 vaccination rollout. The new EVs will be used to replace ageing and increasingly unreliable diesel vehicles that put the organisations’ vital community work in jeopardy. Read More Related Articles Anger over increase in litter blighting Lanarkshire roads Getting Better Together Shotts (GBT) has received two 16-seat Mellor minibuses and two seven-seater Nissan people carriers to assist them in providing community support services for early years, children and young people and the elderly. Paul Bridges, Head of Transport at GBT Shotts, said: “We are delighted to be able to begin the move to an electric fleet that will reduce our CO2 emissions.” Cumbernauld Action on Care of the Elderly has been awarded two minibuses to provide door to door services which transport people from their home to its on-site activity suite and events in the local community. Eddie Dunlop, at Cumbernauld Action on Care of the Elderly, said: “This will be transformational, not only in terms of the environment, but also for the social impact it will have as it assists with our long-term plan to provide vital transport services to the vulnerable communities of North Lanarkshire.” Teresa Aitken recharges the Glenboig minibus at Strathclyde Park (Image: Sandy Young/scottishphotographer.

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. Teresa Aitken from the Trust, said: “This investment will benefit all aspects of our service users lives, including their health. The vehicles really are a lifeline for so many of our service users, so we couldn’t be more grateful for the support we have received from SP Energy Networks.” In the long-term, the new vehicles will enable the groups to reduce their carbon footprints with an expected 32 tonnes reduction in CO2 emissions in the next year. The other three community organisations being directly funded by SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund are, WAT IF; Rural Development Trust; and Larkhall & District Volunteer Group – allowing each- of them to purchase 100 per cent electric vehicles that are low floor accessible. Read More Related Articles Gyms, pools and libraries set to reopen later this month The all-electric community vehicles are being funded as part of SP Energy Networks’ £20million Green Economy Fund, which supports the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to meet climate change targets. SP Energy Networks is also helping deliver up to 44 new electric vehicle charging hubs across Lanarkshire as part of Project PACE. Lanarkshire Live Facebook Head over to our new Lanarkshire Live Facebook page to make sure you're up to date with the top stories in the region The Project is being delivered through a strategic partnership between SP Energy Networks and the Scottish Government and so far has already provided 260MWh of energy to electric vehicles and enabled around 912,940 miles to be driven using clean, green transport. Frank Mitchell, CEO at SP Energy Networks, said: “Scotland has ambitious plans to be the UK’s first net zero country by 2045, but we must ensure that no community is left behind. Helping communities build their own green economy and establish low carbon infrastructure is at the heart of our Green Economy Fund.” For more information on the Green Economy Fund and the projects it supports, visit: spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/green_economy_fund.aspx/

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