A SCOTTISH housebuilder is to be one of the first in the UK to install cabling for electric car charging in all of their new-builds.
Springfield Properties will ensure that all of their developments will allow easy installation of infrastructure to power up vehicles.
Chief executive Innes Smith said: “The Scottish government has pledged that by 2032 all new vehicles sold in this country will be electric, but we anticipate that the uptake will increase rapidly long before then.
“One of our values as a company, is to include everything a customer needs in their new home, so, with this is mind, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for our customers to go electric.”
Great initiative from Springfield Properties – they have committed to install cabling to allow for electric car charging in all new homes they build. Well done! Helping to power Scotland's green agenda. https://t.co/LESjTxBvh4
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) January 26, 2018
The move was welcomed by Transport Minister Humza Yousaf who said it was a ‘great initiative’.
“The ability to charge electric vehicles at home helps reduce barriers to ownership,” he added.
“With Scotland already leading the way with sales of electric and alternative fuelled vehicles rising faster than the rest of the UK, this is another positive step by industry in support of our vision to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.”
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