Glasgow City Council – Electrification of Transport in Glasgow (ETiG)
Glasgow City Council’s Electrification of Transport in Glasgow project will receive up to £2.5 million to support the installation of up to 70 publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the city. The project includes the plan to create an EV charging hub on derelict land close to the city centre in addition to the establishment of an EV charging facility for the City’s taxis and private hire vehicles.
The project will also seek to establish an additional 9 EV car club locations across the city as well trialling an EV charge point solution and permit system for local residents without dedicated or assigned parking. In addition, Glasgow City Council plan to procure up to 70 electric cars and 30 electric vans for its fleet as well as trialling 2 electric refuse collection vehicles.
Stirling Council – Switched on Stirling
The Switched on Stirling project led by Stirling Council will receive up to £2,216,062 to support the installation of 133 electric vehicle (EV) charging bays across the City and nearby settlements, as well as providing the funding for the procurement of 56 EVs. This will include the addition of almost 80 publicly available EV charging bays at a range of locations including: the Wellgreen multi-storey carpark; Springkerse park and ride; the Peak Sports Village; Stirling University; a number of school car parks and community facilities and residential areas.
The project includes the trialling of 16 on-street charge points using street lighting columns within the city centre and residential areas, as well as the installation of EV chargers within the redesign of Dumbarton Road. In addition, the development at Wellgreen multi-storey car park is intended to offer residents living in nearby tenement properties controlled access to EV charging facilities. The project will also deploy dedicated EV charging infrastructure for taxi and private hire vehicles at Forthside as well the installation of a charge point at Castleview park and ride to support an electric bus service.
Stirling Council will also use the funding to purchase 34 electric cars and 10 electric vans as well as procuring 2 community electric minibuses for use by its social care teams. In addition, the project partners, Stirling University and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, will use the funding to procure 12 EVs.
Dundee City Council – Dundee Partnership: 95 Electric Project
The Dundee Partnership – 95 Electric project led by Dundee City Council will receive up to £2,498,097 over two financial years to support the procurement of up to 95 electric vehicles (EVs) in the local authority and partner organisation fleets. The funding will also support the installation of an additional 66 EV charging bays (including 50 that will be publicly available) across the city and surrounding area, building upon other EV charging investments that have and are been made in the city by the Council.
The project includes the creation of a rapid EV charging hub close to the A90 in Dundee, at the proposed Claverhouse East Energy Park, as well as the installation of EV charging facilities at 1 of 5 shortlisted community centres in the City. Each of the 3 project partners – Dundee University, Dundee and Angus College and NHS Tayside - will also host EV charging facilities across 6 sites.
Dundee City Council anticipate to add an additional 42 electric vans and 14 electric cars to its fleet. A total of 39 electric vehicles will also be added to the other project partners’ fleets. Dundee City Council also plan to explore making available EVs for public use as well as developing an intelligent web-based app to support access to a range of service including EV charge point availability and booking of EV car club vehicles.
Edinburgh City Council – Edinburgh - EV Infrastructure Network
Edinburgh City Council’s Edinburgh EV Infrastructure project will receive up to £2,393,447.68 to support the installation of 134 electric vehicle (EV) charging bays, located at 14 hubs across the City. The hubs will align with a zonal approach being adopted by the City Council and will include:
- three city centre hubs focused on rapid charging for taxi, private hire and general public use
- eight hubs targeting residential use, providing a mixture of rapid and fast charging infrastructure
- two hubs at Ingliston and Hermiston Gate park and ride facilities to provide visitors and commuter’s with access to slow charge points
- one hub at Ingliston that will provide rapid charging for taxi, private hire cars and general public use.
These charging hubs will strengthen the existing network and provide Edinburgh’s residents, businesses, taxis, private hire cars and general public with a comprehensive charging network that is managed and maintained effectively, to encourage the transition to electrified transport.
It is expected that the project will have an installation period running from January 2020 to December 2020, representing phase I of the City Council’s EV charge point deployment programme.
Falkirk Council – Plugged in Falkirk
The Plugged in Falkirk project led by Falkirk Council will receive up to £2,497,657 to support the installation of 106 electric vehicle (EV) charging bays across Falkirk and nearby settlements. The funding will also support the procurement of 38 EVs in the local authority and partner organisations fleets.
The project will see the creation of a 32 bay EV charging hub, with integrated battery storage, at Meeks Road, adjacent to Falkirk Grahamston railway station, that will cater for the needs of local residents, taxi and private hire vehicles and commuters. The project will also include the provision of 64 publicly available EV charging infrastructure across a range of locations including: Forth Valley Royal Hospital; West Bridge Street; Williamson Street; Bantaskine Road; Millennium Wheel Drive; Kemper Avenue.
Falkirk Council will also procure an EV car club – initially based upon a pilot of 10 vehicles - with a number of these being targeted at more deprived areas of the town and surrounding settlements, as well as busier locations including the town centre and rail stations. Falkirk Council will also add 32 EVs to its fleet including the procurement of 2 electric mini-buses for use by its social work team. In addition, the project partners, NHS Forth Valley and Forth Valley College, will use the funding to procure 6 EVs.