Dundee leads Scottish league as home of the most-often used electric charger for battery-powered vehicles

Drive Dundee Electric (but don't leave your dog trapped in the car)
Drive Dundee Electric (but don’t leave your dog trapped in the car)

Dundee is home to the most frequently-used electric car charging point in Scotland for BPVs (battery powered vehicles).

Data released by the council through an open data initiative revealed the varying usage of each charging point in the city.

According to new data from Dundee Cooncil, its BPV chargers have been used more than 31,000 times since January 2017.

The most frequently used BPV charging point is located in the SNP-led cooncil’s public works department in Clepington Road – which was used 5,958 times since its installation – and is believed to be the most used charging point in Scotland.

Cllr Lynne Short, convener of Dundee Council’s city development committee, commented: “These fascinating figures paint a positive picture of BPV use (battery powered vehicles) in our city when compared with many other major populations, not just in Scotland but across the whole of the UK.

“We have one of the most extensive charging infrastructures in Britain with one of the rapid chargers officially the most used in Scotland. It’s also worth noting that the second most used in Scotland is also here in Dundee.

“The city has 58 chargers at eight publicly available locations, including Scotland’s first rapid charger. Plans are already approved and work is starting on another array on one of our main commuter routes.

“Yet more are in the pipeline and we are developing an Integrated Energy Strategy that looks across the whole energy spectrum to identify and deliver a holistic solution rather than just single-source technology.

“BPV use is helping to make Dundee an energy efficient, cleaner and greener place to live, work, do business and enjoy our leisure time – and our charging network is a crucial part of that development.”

9 Mar 2018

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