SCOTRAIL has unveiled a list of its first 50 free fast-charging facilities for electric vehicle owners being installed at stations across its network.
Four have already gone live, with the operator saying the rest will follow in the coming weeks.
They are expected to use a 22kW supply charging cars in around four hours.
Uphall and Bathgate in West Lothian, East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and Johnstone in Renfrewshire are the first to receive them.
ScotRail says a total of 100 spaces will be created at 50 of the ScotRail Alliance’s station car parks by the end of the year.
They have also taken delivery of four electric Nissan NV200s vans, leased as part of the ScotRail Alliance’s work to reduce our environmental impact, replacing diesel vehicles.
ScotRail Alliance’s programmes and transformation director, Ian McConnell, said: “These additions to our car parks, combined with longer trains, more seats and better services, will all help us to achieve our aim of reducing the carbon footprint from door to door.”
Rebecca Roper, Community Manager at ChargePlace Scotland, said: “We are delighted to welcome the new ScotRail Alliance charge points onto the growing ChargePlace Scotland network.
“The addition of these charge points presents the opportunity for greener commuting and travel, and also provides more recharging options at convenient locations for the increasing number of electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads.”
There are currently around 700 public charging points in Scotland, they said.
Want to learn more? Read: Full list of the first 50 ScotRail Alliance stations getting free fast electric charging points.
- Bridge of Allan
- Falkirk High
- Gretna Green
- Helensburgh Central
- North Berwick
- Wemyss Bay
- West Calder
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