Council introduces fees to charge electric cars
Council officials have installed fees for the region’s electric car charging points. The move was launched on Monday and it will cost motorists 25p per k/w for boosting power in their vehicles.
It means Dumfries and Galloway is only the second local authority in Scotland to charge money for the service which aims to encourage more environmentally friendly driving.
A council spokesman insisted that the fees were prompted by the rise in drivers opting for electric cars.
He said:“This charge came into effect on January 7 and is to cover the cost of electricity used.
“Our council has subsidised the cost of electricity until now, but with the number of electric vehicles ever-increasing, we are not able to sustain this financial pressure long-term.”
Moray Council is the only other authority which charges fees for electricity at its power points.