Various questions relating to the Government Car Service (Scotland): FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for specific information relating to the Government Car Service (Scotland) fleet:

1. The size of the current Government Car Service (Scotland) fleet.
2. A breakdown of the vehicle models.
3. When each vehicle was delivered to the Government Car Service (Scotland).
4. The cost to maintain the fleet in the past three years.
5. The cost to purchase the vehicles in the past three years.


The information you have requested is provided in the tables below.

Government Car Service (Scotland) fleet details.

Make and model Number on fleet Delivery date
Kia E-Niro (Electric) 2 September 2019
Kia Optima Plug-in hybrid electric
vehicle (PHEV)
9 November 2017 (1)
January 2019 (8)
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in
hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)
2 July 2017
Skoda Superb 8 September 2012 (1)
October 2012 (1)
November 2013 (1)
April 2014 (1)
April 2015 (1)
July 2015 (1)
November 2017 (2)
Volkswagen Passat Plug-in
hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)
1 January 2017
Volvo V90Plug-in hybrid electric
vehicle (PHEV)
5 March 2019 (1)
September 2019 (4)
Total 27  

Vehicle purchase and maintenance costs.

Year Vehicle purchase cost Vehicle maintenance cost
(service and repairs)
16/17 £32,798.00 £38,395.00
17/18 £71,514.00 £62,192.00
18/19 £233,732.00 £63,203.00

The increase in spend on vehicle purchase is due to funding being made available to enable investment in more ultra low emitting vehicles (ULEVs) for the fleet. These vehicles have replaced older, more polluting vehicles.

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