Sta­tion on track to fit electric car points

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Intimations -

Electric car charg­ing points are to be in­stalled at Air­drie sta­tion in“the com­ing weeks”.

The rail­way hub car park is among 50 across Scot­land where the free fa­cil­i­ties are be­ing put in place by Sco­trail Al­liance, to­talling 100 spa­ces.

A com­plete charge from the 22kw sup­ply will typ­i­cally take around four hours, which rail­way of­fi­cials say is“twice as fast as plug­ging in at home”.

Driv­ers of electric ve­hi­cles will need a valid ChargePlace Scot­land card to ac­ti­vate the charger.

Sco­trail Al­liance pro­grammes and trans­for­ma­tion di­rec­tor Ian McCon­nell said:“We are build­ing the best rail­way Scot­land has ever had, and im­proved fa­cil­i­ties for cus­tomers at our sta­tions is a huge part of this.”

Re­becca Roper of ChargePlace Scot­land added: “The ad­di­tion of these charge points presents the op­por­tu­nity for greener travel, and also pro­vides more recharg­ing op­tions for the in­creas­ing num­ber of electric ve­hi­cles on Scot­land’s roads.”

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