Drive to make SNP ministers greener

THE Scottish Government has been urged to “take action” after it was revealed that only 14 per cent of its fleet of cars are green vehicles.

Out of the government’s 208 cars, 26 are hybrid vehicles and three are electric.

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The figures were released in answer to a Parliamentary Question by Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Jim Hume.

He said: “The SNP love to say that they are world leaders on climate change, making the most of every opportunity to talk the talk on the environment. However, these answers reveal that the SNP are not taking enough action in government to back up their warm words.”

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “Our fleet includes hybrid and electric vehicles. The typical vehicle now purchased for use by ministers has CO2 emissions that are 31 per cent lower than the vehicles used by ministers before 2007.”