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Over 1000 Public Charging Points in Scotland For EVs and Rising

ChargePlace Scotland now has over 1000 publicly available electric vehicle charge points.

800 more charging points are due to be installed throughout Scotland far exceeding previous plans for 150.

Michael MathesonMichael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in the Scottish Government said:

“World-class charging infrastructure is critical in developing range confidence and encouraging people to make the switch to electric vehicles. At the same time, the continued development of our infrastructure sends a global message that Scotland is ready for a revolution in e-mobility.

“The uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles is central to our Energy Strategy, our Climate Change Plan and our goal of making Scotland’s air quality the best in Europe. It’s fantastic that Scotland now benefits from over 1000 charge points including close to two hundred 50 kilowatt rapid chargers.”

Orkney Islands Council this year took the decision to remove the free use of public charging points. This helps pay for the maintenance of them.

electric charging point Kirkwall

ChargePlace Scotland is a national network of electric vehicle charge points available across Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government via local authorities and other organisations.

Related Story: Co-wheels car club comes to Orkney

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

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