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Rise in electric car use across the Forth Valley

The number of people driving electric vehicles has increased across the Forth Valley over the past two years.

Figures from the Department of Transport show a 67% rise in Stirling – with an increase of almost a third in Falkirk.

The Scottish Government’s pledged to introduce low emissions zones by 2020 – but campaigners say their proposals don’t go far enough.

There are also plans for 20 electric charge points to be installed at the Falkirk Stadium.

SNP MSP Bruce Crawford said:

“I welcome the news that the number of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles in Stirling is continuing to rise.

“These figures are testament to people’s commitment to clean air and clean energy in Scotland, and will help to make our towns and cities more accessible – and are an important part of the fight against climate change.  

“Ultra-low emission vehicles give us the opportunity to set a path for less pollution and improve the quality of air in the places that we live, work and visit.”

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