St Andrews car club is electric

Independent transport consultant Richard Armitage with Dave Frew, Sarah Jarvis, Alistair MacLeod, of Transition University of St Andrews,  and Rick East, of Ryman's St Andrews.
Independent transport consultant Richard Armitage with Dave Frew, Sarah Jarvis, Alistair MacLeod, of Transition University of St Andrews, and Rick East, of Ryman's St Andrews.
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A car club could be up and running in St Andrews as early as next spring.

And it could be a green club with the possibility of 10 electric cars being brought into use in the town.

At public meetings to discuss a car club for the town last week, Alistair Macleod of Transition University of St Andrews (UStA)revealed that St Andrews is slated for 10 electric cars for the car club.

The provision of the fleet comes from funding from Transport Scotland which announced extra funding for electric vehicles for car clubs, and chargers for cars earlier this year.

Despite a low turnout at the public meetings – only six people turned up for the session targeted at the general public – Mr Macleod was optimistic about a car club going ahead. “The people coming to our meetings were really positive, with lots of ideas,” he said.

Two meetings, a second was aimed at St Andrews businesses, heard Mr Macleod and independent transport consultant Richard Armitage explain the basics of a car club. They also took soundings from attendees on what they wanted from a car club. Now the need for a car club will be assessed by the partners in the scheme.