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Electric vehicle loan scheme breakdown: EIR release

Published: 28 Aug 2019

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
28 Aug 2019
Electric vehicle loan scheme breakdown: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01735
Date received: 16 Jul 2019
Date responded: 19 Aug 2019
Information requested

Please detail how much money has been made available/budgeted for each year since 2011 for the electric vehicle loan scheme.
(if allocations for the personal loan and the business loan of up to £120,000 are budgeted for separately, please list them separately)

Please detail how much money has actually been given out under the electric vehicle loan scheme each year since 2011.
(if allocations to personal loan applicants are recorded separately from business loan applicants, please list them separately)

Please detail how many applications have been successfully made for the electric vehicle loan scheme each year since 2011.
(if successful applications for personal and business loans are logged separately, please list them both)

Response

As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. 

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’.  Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.  We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes.  This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Please detail how much money has been made available/budgeted for each year since 2011 for the electric vehicle loan scheme.

(if allocations for the personal loan and the business loan of up to £120,000 are budgeted for separately, please list them separately)

Financial Year Budget
2011/12 £335,246
2012/13 £280,000
2013/14 £596,367
2014/15 £500,000
2015/16 £2,860,000
2016/17 £7,000,000
2017/18 £8,200,000
2018/19 £20,063,000
2019/20 £20,871,000
Total £58,294,835

Please detail how much money has actually been given out under the electric vehicle loan scheme each year since 2011.

(if allocations to personal loan applicants are recorded separately from business loan applicants, please list them separately)

  Loan Stream
Financial Year Business Domestic Hackney Switched on Taxis
2011/12 £387,184      
2012/13 £446,208      
2013/14 £136,362      
2014/15 £992,013      
2015/16 £1,695,027 £1,166,528    
2016/17 £2,456,419 £2,537,608 £1,892,132  
2017/18 £1,278,394 £3,835,841 £2,347,222  
2018/19 £2,114,311 £8,282,274 £7,623,417  
2019/20 £408,384 £1,549,637 £1,633,035 £176,497
Total £9,914,302 £17,371,888 £13,495,807 £176,497
Overall Total £40,958,493

Please note - data for 2019/20 is up to 23rd July 2019

These figures reflect actual funds paid out at the end of the relevant financial year and will not always equate to the total funding made available that year. Due to long lead-in times for electric vehicles, the remaining funding  was paid in subsequent years once the customer was in receipt of the vehicle.

Please detail how many applications have been successfully made for the electric vehicle loan scheme each year since 2011.

(if successful applications for personal and business loans are logged separately, please list them both)

  Loan Stream
Financial Year Business Domestic Hackney Switched on Taxis
2011/12 18      
2012/13 17      
2013/14 5      
2014/15 38      
2015/16 52 30    
2016/17 64 91 55  
2017/18 39 154 63  
2018/19 68 339 186  
2019/20 13 61 39 3
Total 314 675 343 3
Overall Total 1335

Please note - data for 2019/20 is up to 23rd July 2019

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