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Within Clackmannashire there are currently 15 Council owned publicly available electric vehicle charging points, with more planned. These can be found at the following locations:
AC/DC - 3 outlets. Does not support type 1 plugs. Not Accessible. Advisory - parking limited to 1 hour.
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
At present the Council are proposing new infrastructure at the following locations (subject to final assessment):
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:
Electric vehicles have a number of advantages over petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles:
The Energy Saving Trustwebsite provides useful information about different types of EVs, grants available, running costs and recharging facilities.
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.
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.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000