Dundee has been awarded £1.8 million by the UK Government to encourage the use of plug-in electric vehicles.
The city was named as the sole Scottish beneficiary of a share of £40 million of funding released by the Department of Transport.
English cities, including Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London, are among the main recipients.
Dundee City Council already boasts more electric vehicles than any other local authority in Britain, with a fleet of around 40 in operation.
It has also invested heavily in charging points at locations across Dundee to make the technology more attractive to the city’s motorists.
This latest funding will enable it to create yet more charging hubs, opening up large parts of Tayside to plug-in car owners.
It is hoped the investment in electric vehicles will also help improve the city’s air quality.
Will Dawson, convener of the council’s city development committee, said: “Dundee is widely recognised as one of the leading cities in Europe in the ultra-low and zero-emission vehicle revolution.
“This new injection of money will help us to continue in the vanguard of electric vehicle use, infrastructure provision and help in the city’s efforts to improve air quality.
“As an official ‘Go Ultra Low City’ we have plans to use this cash injection to increase and develop the infrastructure that will support even greater use of electric and hybrid vehicles in Dundee. I would encourage everyone to keep an eye out for the next exciting and innovative step we are going to take on this journey.”
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the winning bids for investment in the technology had proposed “exciting, innovative ideas that will encourage drivers to choose an electric car”.
He added: “I want to see thousands more greener vehicles on our roads and I am proud to back this ambition with £40 million to help the UK become international pioneers of emission-cutting technology.
“Our long-term economic plan is to invest £600 million by 2020 to improve air quality, create jobs and see every new car and van in the UK being ultra-low emission by 2040.”