Electric Vehicle Charging Consultation - open until 30th September
The Council is looking for the views of current and future electric vehicle owners on what charging infrastructure is required in Clackmannanshire over the next 5 years. We are therefore looking for the views of people who live, work and travel in the area on what you see as the greatest needs to assist you in owning an electric vehicle. You can access the survey on the following link:
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:
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.
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 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.
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 12 domestic charging points for the charging of its own fleet at the main offices and depots.
Roads, Traffic & Transportation
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000