Easy Rider: The future is electric …

Scotland’s Cities Urged to Plug-In to Ending Pollution

“The electric scooters can travel at 60 mph and have a range of up to 100 miles on eight pence worth of electricity, and there is no road tax or parking charges. That’s an attractive proposition, but we need to make it easy to park and plug in, by establishing charging points in city centres and parking areas.”

“Councils need to look at how they can provide the infrastructure to attract zero emission vehicles onto our roads. Charging points cost no more to install than a lamppost and many people will be willing to pay to plug in to them.”

The scooters are manufactured by a young Scottish company, Edinburgh-based Charge UK, which has established as the market leader in Europe.

“We could reduce carbon emissions and pollution by switching to electric vehicles,” says Cathy.

Photo: Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie tries out one of the new Electric Scooters that may become a common sight in our cities.


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