Work complete on new electric vehicle charging hub in Forfar

Monday 8 March 2021

A new electric vehicle charging hub for residents and visitors to the area has been completed at Orchardbank in Forfar.

The “Angus on the Go” Project has seen the development of a charging hub comprising of a mix of charging types. The hub has four rapid chargers which allow 80% charging within 30 minutes, three fast chargers charging within a two to three-hour period and two slow chargers that will fully charge within seven hours. It’s in a prime location at Orchardbank in Forfar between Dundee and Aberdeen, less than two minutes from the Forfar/Glamis junction of the A90 dual carriageway.

Communities Committee Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said, “The development of this hub is very much welcomed. As well as being a valuable resource for local people and those working in the area, the charging hub will attract passing visitors and commuters to Angus. This in turn should provide a boost to the businesses around the Orchardbank area that employ local people and to businesses in Forfar.”

The project was awarded funding as part of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund established by Transport Scotland from funds awarded under European Regional Development Fund 2014- 2020 programme and Transport Scotland funding, where relevant, to enable everyday functional journeys to be taken by walking, cycling and public transport and to support an increased proportion on ultra-low emission vehicles on Scotland’s roads.

This project links to Angus Council’s Mercury Programme’s low carbon agenda. The purpose of the Mercury Programme is to “increase productivity through clean growth, protecting places for future generations to live, work and visit.”

 

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Notes to editors:

The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit our website or follow @scotgovESIF

Transport Scotland has been awarded funding through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 Programme to deliver a Low Carbon and Transport (LCTT) Programme.  Angus Council was awarded funding under the Low Carbon Transport and Challenge Fund, round 2 for the Angus on the Go project.

Total Projects costs for Angus on the Go are £450,500 of which £306,500 is the ERDF and Transport Scotland Funding.  Angus Council has provided £144,000 in match funding.