Hundreds of people were given the chance to experience what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle (EV) during a five day EV roadshow held in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Borders Council joined forces with the Energy Saving Trust, Transport Scotland and a number of car manufacturers to promote electric transport at five all-day events across the Scottish borders.
Members of the public and businesses were able to test drive a selection of vehicles from BMW, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault and Vauxhall during the roadshow, which visited Peebles, Hawick, Kelso, Coldstream and Eyemouth.
The number of rapid charging points has now increased to five – Coldstream, Eyemouth, Hawick, Newtown St Boswells and Peebles – with two more due to be introduced in Duns and Lauder in the coming months.
Stephen Rennie, Transport Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust, said: “It’s heartening to see the growing infrastructure in the Borders.
“In addition to the chargers installed by the Council, the Energy Saving Trust has supported a number of domestic and commercial charge point installations in the area and would recommend anyone considering a switch to electric to get it touch with EST or Scottish Borders Council for information.”