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Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Locations

Within Clackmannashire there are currently 10 Council owned publically available electric vehicle charging points, with a further 1 planned for 2018.  These can be found at the following locations:

  • Kilncraigs, Alloa
    • 1 x 50kW Rapid Charger (AC/DC - 3 outlets)
      • Note that the rapid charger does not support type 1 plugs
    • 3 x 7kW charger (dual plug)
  • Greenside Street Car Park, Alloa (beside Lidl)
    • 2 x 7kW Charger (dual plug)
  • Dumyat Centre, Menstrie
    • 1 x 22kW Fast Charger (dual plug)
  • Murray Square, Tillicoultry
    • 1 x 22kW Fast Charger (dual plug)
  • Dollar CAP Office, Dollar
    • 1 x 22kW Fast Charger (dual plug)
  • Tron Court, Tullibody
    • 1 x 7kW Charger (dual plug)
  • Lower Coden Street, Alva
    • 1 x 22kW Fast Charger (dual plug) - Due to be installed by April 2018

View our charging points locations

The ChargePlace Scotland website enables all electric vehicle owners to see if a public charger is in use or not to allow for journey planning. 

The charging points are Council owned and available for public use. There is currently no cost for using these points. All the charging posts can charge two vehicles at the same time, but require your vehicle to be registered with the ChargePlace Scotland network. With the exception of the spaces at Tron Court in Tullibody, all the spaces have been surface dressed in blue to highlight these spaces and deter non-electric vehicle use.  All the public charging points are on maintenance agreements, with the supplier of the unit.

For information on future charging payment proposals, you can refer to the ChargePlace Scotland website.  The Council will install charging infrastructure as funding is made available from central Government, generally through Transport Scotland.  The provision and location of rapid chargers is determined by Transport Scotland.

Accessibility

Several of our electric charging post are compliant with the Equalities Act and have been designed to assist any drivers of electric vehicles with mobility impairments including wheelchair users. These charging posts are located at:

  • Dumyat Centre - single space marked for the shared use of electric vehicles or any blue badge holder in a non-electric vehicle, adjacent space available for both electric and non electric vehicles.
  • Murray Square, Tillicoultry - two wheelchair accessible spaces reserved exclusively for electric vehicles, blue badge holders cannot use these spaces unless driving an electric vehicle.
  • Dollar CAP Office - two wheelchair accessible spaces reserved exclusively for electric vehicles, blue badge holders cannot use these spaces unless driving an electric vehicle.
  • Tron Court, Tullibody - two spaces wider than normal parking spaces, but not fully wheelchair accessible.

Advantages of electric vehicles

Electric vehicles have a number of advantages over petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles:

  • Very low running costs - 10,000 miles costs approximately £250. This helps to offset the higher purchase costs of electric vehicles.
  • Low insurance costs
  • No road tax
  • Lower carbon dioxide emissions
  • No air pollution at point of use

The Energy Saving Trustwebsite provides useful information about different types of EVs, grants available, running costs and recharging facilities.

Plug-in Car Grants

The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which has been set up by the Government, is committed to promoting EVs.

Since January 2011 OLEV has been making Plug-in Car Grants of up to £5,000 available to purchase electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuelled cars.

A list of the qualifying vehicles and further information is available on the Gov.UK website.

Council owned EVs

Clackmannanshire Council currently has a fleet of 16 EVs in its drive to cut carbon emissions, save money and cut fossil fuel use.

The electric vehicles were bought with assistance from the Scottish Government's Low Carbon Electric Vehicle Procurement Support Scheme.

The Council received a grant of over £12,000 for each vehicle to make up the difference between the more costly electric vans and the traditional diesel vehicles.

The Council has installed 9 domestic charging points for the charging of its own fleet at the main offices and depots, with a further 3 planned for 2017/18.

For Further Information Contact

Roads, Traffic & Transportation
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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