20 September 2023

Good news for migration to EV as supply chain issues resolve

The public sector drive towards a greener fleet continues

Scottish councils are continuing with their efforts to have greener vehicle fleets as they work towards their Net Zero ambitions.

Grant Montgomery, the Category Manager for Scotland Excel’s construction, transport and environment category says that as efforts continue, the supply chain issues that the sector has faced in recent years, appear to be easing with much reduced lead times across the electric vehicle sector.

Grant said: “We’re seeing work continuing across the country to invest in a greener, more sustainable public sector vehicle fleet. This work was unfortunately impacted in recent years by supply chain disruption which was brought on by both the Ukraine war and the Covid pandemic plus post Covid recovery period. This saw a shortage of many of the required items, plus a significant backlog.

“It is good news that the required materials needed for the evolution from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles, are now more readily available and moving through the supply chain. This will ensure that the Scottish public sector can continue to work towards achieving greener vehicle fleets.”

Scotland Excel continues its partnership with Crown Commercial Services to ensure all Scottish councils have access to source zero emission and ultra-low emission vehicles for light vehicle purchase and leasing – with access to all the latest technology in the UK.

This article forms part of Scotland Excel's contribution to Scotland's Climate Week 2023 and our ongoing ‘Supporting the journey to Net Zero’ campaign that aims to support the Scottish Government’s ambitious target for Scotland to become Net Zero by 2045.