The first of 50 electric car chargers have gone live at stations in Scotland.
Electric vehicle registration is up 62 per cent on this time last year, and owners will now benefit from free fast-charging facilities at ScotRail Alliance stations across the country.
In total 100 spaces are to be created at ScotRail car parks, where complete charges from a 22kW supply will take around four hours.
Already charge points have gone live at Uphall, Bathgate, East Kilbride and Johnstone stations and the full list of 50 is to follow in the coming weeks.
Rebecca Roper is the community manager at ChargePlace Scotland, the country’s network of electric vehicle charge points. She said, ‘The addition of these charge points presents the opportunity for greener commuting and travel, and also provides more recharging options at convenient locations for the increasing number of electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads.’
1,390 rechargeable electric vehicles were registered in Scotland in between 1 Jan and 4 Sep 2017, according to the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders.
The full list of stations to benefit from new charging points is as follows:
- Bridge of Allan
- Falkirk High
- Gretna Green
- Helensburgh Central
- North Berwick
- Wemyss Bay
- West Calder