Ore Valley Housing Association are one of eight Housing Associations to share a £510,000 investment from the Scottish Government to provide electric vehicle car clubs.
Thanks to the Plugged-in Households Grant Fund, which was delivered and administered by the Energy Saving Trust, Ore Valley and the other housing associations receiving funding will be able to establish a new car club, which will give tenants, local residents and staff access to hire electric vehicles as and when they require.
Working in partnership with the established Enterprise Car Club, Ore Valley Housing Association will be placing a total of 10 electric cars in Cardenden, Lochgelly, Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy.
Andrew Saunders, CEO of Ore Valley Housing Association said: “We are delighted to receive funding from the Plugged-in Households Grant Fund to enable us to develop this new Car Club, providing a service, available to our tenants, businesses and the local communities. Following our recent installation of four electric vehicle charging points at our office in Cardenden and the Ore Valley Business Centre in Lochgelly, the new car club utilising electric vehicles will offer a viable alternative to owning a car and allow local residents to experience the benefit of electric vehicles within areas where these services have so far not been available.”
Full details of the Car Club scheme and how to join will be announced by Ore Valley Housing Association in the near future.