ChargePlace Scotland network exceeds 1,000 charge points


Over 1,000 publicly available electric vehicle charge points are now available through the ChargePoint Scotland scheme, the Scottish Government has said.
ChargePlace Scotland now offers an average distance of just 2.78 miles between charge points, compared to 3.77 miles in England..

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson, made the announcement as he visited East Ayrshire Council’s first fully electric car park on Waterside Street in Kilmarnock. The council have received over half a million pounds in 2018/19 from the Scottish Government to support this project and others.

Cabinet Secretary, Michael Matheson, 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 50kW rapid chargers.

“I’m proud to make this announcement from Kilmarnock where East Ayrshire Council have recently opened their first electric car park. Every bay can support electric vehicle charging and this level of ambition supports our ambition to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.”