Over the last few years, we’ve seen an exponential rise in the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) in Edinburgh and, with Scottish Government plans to phase out all new fossil fuel powered cars by 2032, we expect this to continue.
Just a decade ago, visitors’ first question was do you have Wi-Fi? Increasingly it is now “Do you have an electric vehicle charging point?” with visitors – and staff – deliberately seeking out those that do.
Edinburgh already has a number of EV charging points across the city. An up to date map of their location, type and availability can be found at the Charge Place Scotland website.
In order to support the uptake of electric vehicles across Scotland, Transport Scotland has made grant funding available to help with the costs of installing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on business premises. Funding is currently available for charge points for sole use by occupiers, staff and visitors.
- Energy Savings Trust operate a grant scheme offering funding to businesses for charge point installation.
New Electric Tourist Trail
Scottish Power has announced plans to work with tourist attractions across the country to create a new electric tourist trail of public EV charge points. Can your business become an EV Charge Point Host, helping to continue the trail? Find out more.