Scotland has hit a major milestone as the number of electric-vehicle charging points has reached 1,000 and petrol stations begin to close down.
ChargePlace Scotland, the network of charge points funded by the Scottish Government, now has more than 1,000 publicly accessible charge points for electric vehicles.
More than 200 rapid chargers are also available.
According to The Herald amid the growing number of electric charge points, one-third of independent filling stations have now closed.
The average distance between any given location and the nearest charge point is now 2.78 miles in Scotland, whereas the average distance in England is 3.77.
The Herald reports that a further 300 charge points are to be installed over the rest of the year. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said, “The uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles is central to our energy strategy, our climate change plan and our goal of making Scotland’s air quality the best in Europe. It’s fantastic that Scotland now benefits from over 1,000 charge points, including close to two hundred 50 kilowatt rapid chargers.”