Dundee EV Charge Map
Despite currently having a large internal combustion engine fleet, Dundee City Council is at the forefront of promoting the use of Electric Vehicles and introducing a modern and efficient fleet that can help meet environmental targets. Dundee City Council has approximately 66 Electric Vehicles on the road which is more than any other local authority in Britain. Not only is Dundee City leading the way for Electric Vehicles themselves, they are very much in support of maintaining a high-level of infrastructure to support these vehicles. At time of writing, there are currently 13 Rapid Chargers and over 50 Fast Chargers in place (or proposed) within the city.
Earlier this year, Dundee were awarded a £1.86m grant from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to provide more charging points around the city. In November of this year, the first phase of works were commissioned to Evolt.
From the electric vehicles that have a telematics system in place from DCC vehicles, figures show that between September 2014 and August 2015 a total of 181,800 miles were travelled in 45 electric vehicles, saving approximately 70 tonnes of CO2.
Free Pure Electric Vehicle Parking
On the 5th December 2016, Dundee City Council will allow access to council managed car parks to be free of charge to pure Electric Vehicles for parking within car parks with controlled barriers and surface level car parks. Certain restrictions do apply, and you must register for the system beforehand. Please find more information here.
Domestic Charge Point Funding
If you are an owner of an electric vehicle, you may be eligible for funding towards the cost of home charge points. The chargepoint connects directly to the vehicle and reduces charging time by 30 – 60%. More information can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website