Encouraging car owners to ditch the diesel and petrol engines in favour of cleaner transport is a key element of the drive towards net zero and a big part of that is expanding the vehicle charging infrastructure.

The council has asked residents to take a survey to help them develop a strategy that makes it easier for more people to make the switch.

Cllr David McBride, convener of the council’s Infrastructure, Regeneration & Economic Development Committee (IRED), said: ‘The quest to reach Net Zero is a cornerstone of the Council’s ambitions for the future and helping car users make the switch to cleaner fuel will take a huge step towards that target.

‘Whether you already have an electric vehicle or are considering getting one in the future, your input can help us develop our strategy including the location of new charging points.’

Cllr Lawrence O’Neill, vice convener of the IRED Committee, added: ‘Improving the environment is a global responsibility and in West Dunbartonshire we are determined to do our bit to make a difference.

‘Putting in place a robust and effective charging infrastructure is a key priority and I’d urge residents to help us meet their needs by engaging in this survey.’