The Scottish Government has today launched the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Mobility Fund, offering cash incentives and Travel Better vouchers, if non-compliant vehicles are removed from Scotland's roads.
Administered by Energy Saving Trust, this programme is means-tested and offers help to those most impacted by LEZs across Scotland. It provides people and micro-businesses with financial support to travel more sustainably and comply with forthcoming measures to improve air quality and protect public health.
The £2 million LEZ Mobility Fund provides households with a grant of £2,000 to incentivise removal of a non-compliant vehicle. Secondly, the Fund will offer up to two £500 mobility grants or Travel Better vouchers to purchase a bike, e-bike or public transport voucher. For micro-businesses, the Fund provides a flat incentive of £2,500 per car or van to remove a non-compliant vehicle, replace it with a compliant vehicle, or to invest in an alternative mode of transport such as an e-cargo bike.
In addition, £1m is again being made available in 2020/21 to support the retrofitting of light goods vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and taxis through the LEZ Retrofitting Fund for micro-businesses. Collectively, these two funding steams represent the Low Emission Zone Support Fund - and both are delivered through Energy Saving Trust.
This funding supports the Programme for Government commitment to restart work on LEZs and supports earlier commitments to help those who will have the most difficulty in making the transition to the introduction of LEZs.
Energy Saving Trust's website has full information and conditions relating to the Mobility Fund.
Details of Glasgow's LEZ can be found here.