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Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Switched on Towns and Cities 2020-21 Engagement Survey - Clackmannanshire 

Residents of Clackmannanshire are invited to take part in the survey being undertaken by the Energy Savings Trust on behalf of the Council to gather information on people's knowledge, attitudes and experience of electric vehicles and associated charging technology. The survey closes on the 10th January 2021.  The link to the survey can be found here.
 
Covid - 19

A number of new charging sites were in progress in March 2020, but due to the lockdown restrictions construction has been halted.  As the restrictions ease our contractors will endeavour to restart these sites in order to get them completed.  A number of other sites have been delayed and we are working with our supplier and contractor to get these sites planned for delivery as soon as we are able, however this may take several months due to a backlog of work.

Locations

Within Clackmannashire there are currently 15 Council owned publically available electric vehicle charging points, with more planned for 2019.  These can be found at the following locations:

Location Town No. Units kW Notes
Kilncraigs Alloa 1 50

AC/DC - 3 outlets.  Does not support type 1 plugs.  Not Accessible. Advisory - parking limited to 1 hour.

Kilncraigs Alloa 3 7 Not Accessible
Greenside Street Alloa 2 7 Not Accessible
Dumyat Centre Menstrie 1 22 One space shared with blue badge holders, accessible.
Murray Square Tillicoultry 1 22 Fully Accessible
The Hive Dollar 1 22 Fully Accessible
The Hive Dollar 1 50 AC/DC - 3 outlets.  Does not support type 1 plugs. 
Tron Court Tullibody 1 7 Spaces are wider than normal, but not fully accessible.
Lower Cobden Street Alva 1 22 Fully Accessible
Muirpark Gardens Glenochil 1 7 Accessible
King Street Alloa 1 50 AC/DC - 3 outlets.  Does not support type 1 plugs. Fully Accessible - awating lining works being completed
Ben Cleuch Centre Tillicoultry 1 22 Fully Accessible - awating lining works being completed
Station Road Dollar 1 7 On-street

View our charging points locations on a map.

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 and some on street units, 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.

Etiquette

ChargePlace Scotland have developed an etiquette guide on using the charging network.  The Council would ask that all users of the network refer to this guide to ensure everyone the best and fairest experience.

Future Infrastructure

The Council aims to have at least one public charging point in every community.  Therefore the Council is seeking to develop a strategy for the next five years to set out where this should be established.  Therefore we welcome suggestions for additional locations, particularly from existing and potential EV owners without access to off-street parking.  Email your suggestions to ev@clacks.gov.uk.

At present the Council are proposing new infrastructure at the following locations (subject to final assessment):

  • Main Street, Coalsnaughton - Awaiting commissioning
  • Norton Street, Alva - Delayed
  • The Orchard, Tullibody (new school) - Delayed
  • Mar Place Car Park, Sauchie (Rapid) - Delayed
  • Greenside Street, Alloa - Delayed
  • School Road, Muckhart - Awaiting commissioning
  • Marshill Car Park, Alloa - Delayed
  • Kelliebank Depot, Alloa - In progress
  • Victoria Street, Alloa - In progress
  • Moubray Gardens, Cambus - Delayed
  • Garden Place, Clackmannan - In progress

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.
  • The Hive, Dollar - two wheelchair accessible spaces reserved exclusively for electric vehicles on the fast charger, 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.
  • Lower Cobden Street, Alva - two wheelchair accessible spaces reserved exclusively for electric vehicles, blue badge holders cannot use these spaces unless driving an electric vehicle.  However a blue badge space is available adjacent to these spaces for non-electric vehicles.
  • Kings Street - lining to be completed, but will be wheelchair accessible
  • Ben Cleuch Centre - lining to be completed, but will be wheelchair accessible
  • Main Street, Coalsnaughton - lining to be completed, but will be 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 available to purchase low emission cars, vans and taxis.

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 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 12 domestic charging points for the charging of its own fleet at the main offices and depots.

For Further Information Contact

Electric Vehicles
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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