New elec­tric points power Argyll’s green ma­chines

The Oban Times - - News -

ELEC­TRIC cars in Argyll and Bute can recharge at nine new plug points.

Evolt’s network of seven rapid and two fast charg­ers is Argyll and Bute Coun­cil’s first pub­licly avail­able elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV) charg­ing in­fra­struc­ture, funded by Trans­port Scot­land to pro­mote the use of greener cars in Scot­land. Seven of the rapid charg­ers can ef­fi­ciently charge two EVs to 80 per cent of their bat­tery life within 30 min­utes through a 50Kw AC and 43Kw DC out­let. These are sup­ple­mented by two 22kW fast charg­ers for quick ‘top-ups’, and have AC and DC ca­pa­bil­ity, tak­ing one hour to si­mul­ta­ne­ously charge two EVs. The charg­ers are lo­cated at the Columbia Cen­tre Car Park, Fion­nphort, and Ledaig Car Park, Tober­mory, both on Mull, and at car parks in Lochgilp­head, Ar­rochar, In­ver­aray, Camp­bel­town, Dunoon, He­lens­burgh, and Rothe­say.

The elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing points in Lochgilp­head and, in­set, Camp­bel­town.

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