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Utilisation of electric vehicle interest free loans: FOI release

Published: 15 Apr 2021

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

Published:
15 Apr 2021
Utilisation of electric vehicle interest free loans: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100169190
Date received: 1 Mar 2021
Date responded: 23 Mar 2021
Information requested

Please advise of the uptake to-date of monies available through the Scottish Government’s interest free loan schemes for electric vehicles (incl. used electric vehicles). Where possible, this information should be broken down as follows:

  • Number of successful applications pertaining to new EVs
  • Total amount loaned to-date for new EVs
  • Number of successful applications pertaining to used EVs (individual)
  • Total amount loaned to-date for used EVs (individual)
  • Number of successful applications pertaining to used EVs (business)
  • Total amount loaned to-date for used EVs (business)

Uptake of grant towards the installation of a home charging point:

  • The number of successful applications and total sum awarded to-date

Please advise of the number of applications that have been or are currently under investigation in relation to suspected fraud and the sums involved.

Response

You asked for information on the uptake of electric vehicle interest-free loans.

  • Number of successful applications pertaining to new EVs - 3206
  • Total amount loaned to-date for new EVs - £95,599,808.97
  • Number of successful applications pertaining to used EVs (individual) - 78
  • Total amount loaned to-date for used EVs (individual) - £1,001,174.51
  • Number of successful applications pertaining to used EVs (business) - 4
  • Total amount loaned to-date for used EVs (business) - £58,000.00

Uptake of grants towards the installation of a home charging point.

  • Number of successful applicants - 8519
  • Total amount awarded to date - £2,985,913.30

We have had one suspected case of fraud in 2016 for £100,000 which is currently being investigated.

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