EV charging boost

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MORE THAN £400,000 worth of new electric vehicle charge points could be installed in Dundee to help future proof the city’s existing network and boost EV ownership.

Of the 21 new chargers proposed, 18 will be close to properties without access to off street parking and help to contribute to sustainable transport alternatives for the people who live in that type of housing.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “More than half of the city’s homes don’t have access to off street parking and in the past this has been a barrier to owning and running an electric vehicle.

“By putting on street residential charging at seven location spread across three council wards we are making a start on breaking down that barrier.”

Councillors will be asked to approve a contract for Urban Electric to install chargers in Granton Place, Graham Street, Haywood Place, Woodside Avenue and Dock Street in the Maryfield ward; Dryburgh Gardens in the Lochee ward; and Roseangle car park in the West End ward.

The £312,000 scheme could be underway by next month with work scheduled to be completed in the spring.

Meanwhile SWARCO have been recommended as the contractor to put in a charger at Balgarthno Campus and two at Caird Park to help support further EV fleet deployment.

Implemented in a similar timescale this project is set to cost £98,000.

The city development committee meets on Monday (December 5).

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