CLYDEBANK residents are being asked by the council to help them plan how the town will deal with the future upsurge in use of electric vehicles.

As part of West Dunbartonshire's drive to its Net Zero target - car owners are being urged to ditch the traditional diesel and petrol engines in favour of cleaner electric vehicles.

A big part of meeting that challenge is expanding the vehicle charging infrastructure and now Bankies are being urged to help the local authority develop a strategy that makes it easier for more people to make the switch.

Councillor David McBride, convener of the council’s infrastructure, regeneration and 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.”

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill, vice convener of the same 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.”

The public consultation, which is open until December 31, is part of the wider Glasgow City Region project to fund major infrastructure improvements including public transport and connectivity, driving business growth and investment.

The £1.13 billion City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight local authorities – West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

To get involved and share your thoughts, complete the council's survey here: