Glasgow looking to double number of EV chargepoints in 2022

Glasgow is planning to double the number of electric vehicle chargepoints across the City, with another 164 public chargers planned for this year.

The move comes as a result of Glasgow City Council secured funding from the Scottish Government’s £60m funding scheme. Although funding has been arranged, a number of matters, such as procurement, supply-chain issues, site surveys and grant funding, will determine when the chargers are installed.

A combination of 7kW and 22kW chargers will be installed, with 38 chargepoints planned for the ward of Newlands and Auldburn, and Drumchapel and Anniesland set to receive 32 units. A further 16 will be installed in Canal, 14 in Hillhead, 14 in Shettleston and 14 in Dennistoun. East Centre will have 11 chargers installed, with seven in Anderston and Yorkhill, six in Garscadden/Scotstounhill, six across the Linn, four in Calton, and two in Partick and Kelvindale.

Another 96 chargepoints have also been proposed, along with dedicated charging hubs and new council facilities for overnight charging. Glasgow currently operates 268 public electric vehicle charging points, more than any other local authority in Scotland. This is in addition to the 115 charging spaces that have been created to support the council’s EV fleet.

SNP councillor Angus Millar, chairman of the environment, sustainability and carbon reduction committee, said: “Supporting the transition to electric vehicles is an important part of our response to the climate emergency.

“Glasgow has made good progress in recent years in expanding our public electric vehicle charging network, with 268 charge points across the city – and with funding secured for a further 164 and an additional 96 proposed subject to grant application, we are looking at a near doubling of the public network in the coming year to meet rising demand in the city.”

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