Electric vehicle charging points - FAQs

Find out about Electric vehicle charging points in East Renfrewshire including locations and charges

 The chargers are operated and managed by ChargePoint Scotland. To access the ChargePlace Scotland network and start charging your EV, you will need to register for a ChargePlace Scotland account, and order an access card (£10 per card).Find out more about accessing the ChargePoint Scotland network.

 Information on the type of chargers available can be found on ChargePlace Scotland's interactive map.

 Unfortunately we cannot accommodate individual EV charging needs, however we will continue to develop our network to ensure a good geographic coverage of charge points.

 Funding towards home and business charge points for electric vehicles are available from Energy Saving Trust and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

For an update to date list of tariffs please visit ChargePlace Scotland's website.

East Renfrewshire Council will introduce a concessionary tariff for residents without access to off-street parking, in late 2023/early 2024. It will initially be set at 10% discount per kWh for both standard and rapid chargers. Further information regarding the concessionary tariff scheme (e.g. who is eligible and application process) will be provided in due course.

 The Council are currently working with Glasgow City Region to enhance the EV charging infrastructure throughout the region, including East Renfrewshire. Together with the other seven local authority members we are currently exploring ways to optimise delivery, capitalise on existing strengths, and the best way of improving the list of publicly available chargers. This will enable strong charging networks throughout East Renfrewshire, alongside integrating the provision across the whole of the Glasgow City Region.

 If you do not have a dedicated parking space available please use the public EV charging infrastructure. A full list of Publicly Accessible EV chargers can be found on our main Electric vehicle charging points webpage and ChargePlace Scotland. Alternatively, there are an increasing number of private EV chargers located in places such as supermarkets and shopping centres, and workplaces. Please do not run cables across pavements and/or roads to charge your vehicle, as this poses health and safety risks to the public.

 There are some emerging technologies that allow charge points to be installed in street light columns, however there are a number of factors that can affect whether this is a viable option. Unfortunately, they cannot be installed within existing columns without significant upgrades to cabling and power supply. Also, the location of the lighting column has to be considered - if on the heel of the kerb (away from the roadside), the column would need to be moved to avoid trailing cables across the footway.

 It is currently not practical to have rapid chargers installed at all locations due to costs of the units and inadequate power supply in certain areas.

 Please consult with your vehicle manufacturer to see whether your vehicle is compatible with the EV chargers installed. Information on the type of EV chargers and locations can be found on our main Electric vehicle charging points webpage and ChargePlace Scotland.

 Details of the connector types at each EV charge point can be found on ChargePlace Scotland.

 No. Mobility scooters are not compatible with the EV chargers.

Last modified on 1 September 2023

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