The electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Dundee may receive an almost £500,000 boost in investment from Transport Scotland and the Switched on Towns and Cities fund.
Announced on 23 January, commercial EV charge points will be installed at Greenmarket at an anticipated cost of £103,208. Dundee City Council’s Marchbanks HGV and Logie Avenue depots will have charging facilities installed for £340,000. Another charge point provision is set for Dawson Park at £17,500.
The developments will boost the city’s current charging infrastructure of 192 charging points, acting as relief for the city which is recognised as a world-wide leader in the introduction and support of EVs. The decision on the funding will be announced following a city development committee meeting on January 27.
Mark Flynn, depute convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, explained that the investment will ensure Dundee is positioned to meet the anticipated increase in the purchase of EVs, with the investment to support “not only cars but also commercial vehicles” by providing “the charging network needed to support them”.