Scotland reaches 1,000 charge point milestone

Transport Scotland announced on 15 August that ChargePlace Scotland – the national network of electric vehicle charge points – now has over 1,000 publicly available electric vehicle charge points.

The average distance between any given location to the nearest public charging point is just 2.78 miles in Scotland – compared to 3.77 miles in England.

ChargePlace Scotland is set to grow at a rapid pace, with the announcement earlier this year that 800 more public charge points are planned through the Switched on Towns and Cities Challenge Fund and the Local Authority Installation Programme.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:

“World-class charging infrastructure is critical in developing range confidence and encouraging people to make the switch to electric vehicles. At the same time, the continued development of our infrastructure sends a global message that Scotland is ready for a revolution in e-mobility.”

Transport Scotland

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