Implementation Lead(s): Transport Scotland
Locations: All Scotland
Environmental Mitigation: None identified
Ongoing Activity and Milestones:
2014 – 30 June – Permitted development rights for electric vehicle charging points comes into force.
2015 – Network of recharging infrastructure in place across Scotland, which will develop to meet the needs of the market
2016/2017 – There has been a significant increase in the number and use of charge points over recent years, resulting in Scotland having one of the most comprehensive networks in Europe. As of August 2016, the ChargePlace Scotland network consisted of over 600 publicly available charge points, equating to over 1,200 charging bays.
To support domestic charging, Transport Scotland, via EST, provides grants to plug-in vehicle owners to enable them to have a charge point installed at their home. As of October 2016, over 870 domestic units have been installed. EST funding of £500, alongside £500 from OLEV, continues to be available in 2016-17.
2030 – 50% of all fossil-fuelled vehicles phased out of urban areas across Scotland
2040 – Almost all new car sales will be near zero emission at the tailpipe
2050 – Scotland’s towns, cities and communities free from the damaging effects of petrol and diesel fumes.
Figure 50 kW Rapid Charge Point in the Highlands offering AC Type 2, DC CCS (COMBO 2) and DC CHAdeMO connectors (Source: Urban Foresight)