The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay is generously sponsoring the lease costs of a new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Hybrid) to be used by the Southern Communities Transport Scheme (SCOTS).
SCOTS is an initiative of the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council that assists community members who are transport disadvantaged.
The service receives financial assistance from the SA Government Department of Communities and Social Inclusion and the Australian Government department of Social Services.
City of Victor Harbor spokesperson said last year alone, the service provided 14,000 passenger trips to more than 1500 people and 1000 carers.
"But what is truly commendable, is that all of the trips were delivered by a team of around 40 volunteers. The new hybrid electric vehicle will make a big difference to the lives of many in the community at the same time as helping the SCOTS service to reduce its carbon footprint," spokesperson said.
The new vehicle has been aptly named after local resident Bob Hall in recognition of his extraordinary service to the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay and SCOTS as a driver mentor and advisory committee member.
The City of Victor Harbor thanks the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay for this incredible gesture.