Edinburgh could become “a world leader for electric vehicles”, with ground-breaking plans to install more than 200 new charging points around the Scottish capital set to move forward. The city council’s transport and environment committee will this Thursday consider approving a business case to roll out improved electric vehicle infrastructure across Edinburgh with a £3.3 million price-tag. The ambitious plans would involve an additional 211 charging points being installed by 2023. The points would include 111 fast chargers, 23 rapid chargers and 77 slow chargers. By 2020, an extra 69 charging points would be needed in phase one of the project. A total of 68 locations for multiple charging points have been identified across Edinburgh to create strategic hubs for motorists. The council has applied to Transport Scotland’s Switched On Towns and Cities fund for £2m of funding towards the upgrade.
Scotsman 2nd Oct 2018 read more »