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Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Locations

Within Clackmannashire there are currently 11 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
Civic Centre Dollar 2 22 Fully Accessible
Tron Court Tullibody 1 7 Spaces are wider than normal, but not fully accessible.
Lower Cobden Street Alva 1 22 Fully Accessible

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, 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):

  • Muirpark Gardens, Glenochil
  • King Street, Alloa (Rapid)
  • Station Road, Dollar
  • Civic Centre, Dollar (Rapid)
  • Ben Cleugh Centre, Tillicoultry
  • Cochrane Park, Alva
  • The Orchard, Tullibody (new school)
  • Main Street, Coalsnaughton
  • Clackmannanshire Community Health Centre, Sauchie (Rapid)
  • Greenside Street, Alloa
  • School Road, Muckhart
  • Marshill Car Park, Alloa
  • Kelliebank Depot, Alloa
  • Victoria Street, Alloa
  • Main Street or Moubray Gardens, Cambus
  • Clackmannan P.S or Garden Place, Clackmannan

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.
  • 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.

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 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.

For Further Information Contact

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