Angus Council will help drive forward a national initiative encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) with work beginning on a new charging hub in Forfar from Monday 31 August.
The "Angus on the Go" Project is expected to be completed by November 2020 and will see a charging hub comprising of a mix of charging types. The hub will have 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 and not far from the A90 dual carriageway.
Economic Development Spokesperson, Cllr Braden Davy said: "Supporting the uptake of electric vehicles is fundamental to the UK's sustainable economic growth. The new hub in Forfar will make sure that residents and visitors will have 24/7 access to charging points at a central location, meaning drivers will be able to rely on a recharge when they need it most."
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 our 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."