Electric Vehicle Charging Points

We offer free electric vehicle charging through our network of charging points within East Dunbartonshire. Both the electricity and parking are currently free while charging, however we reserve the right to start charging for this facility in the future.


Chargers are located in all of our towns and increasingly in our villages as well. We hope to further increase availability in future years. Outlets are located in Council operated car parks and locations and charger types are detailed below. All of the public charge points can be seen here. Other charge points may be available across East Dunbartonshire from private companies, you can check this here.

Which type?

Our network mainly consists of “Fast” 22KW AC Type 2 connections. You will require your own charge cable with a Type 2 plug on one end and a Type 1 or 2 plug on the other end as your vehicle requires. Please check your manual to understand the compatibility of your car before charging.

“Rapid” charge points (50KW) provide their own cables and you may not use your own.

How to access

You must register with Charge Place Scotland before being able to access charge points via either RFID card (£20 per annum) or smartphone app (free). Many charge points are free to access once your account has been set up, including all of the EDC publicly available points, but increasingly tariffs are starting to be put in place. Please check the location before you travel.

Please note outside of Scotland the main network of charging points is operated by Charge Your Car. ChargePlace Scotland members can use these points throughout the rest of the UK, but will be subject to the same charges as CYC customers, usually a £1 connection fee to charge from most CYC points, with other tariffs such as those for rapid chargers also in place. Check the access requirements of any point before travelling.

The UK Government has passed new legislation that will make competing networks interoperable. Details are currently being worked through as to how to implement this law.

Please note:

  • You must only use the electric charging bays to charge your car. If you have an electric car which does not need charged, you should park in a regular bay and display a ticket if appropriate.
  • The charge points within the disabled marked bays at the Leisuredrome are for blue badge holders only.
  • At present (April 2019) all of our current and planned Type 2 posts will maintain 22KW available to both sides even if 2 cars are plugged in with the exception of Southbank Business Park (which will reduce power under extreme loads). However, at this time most cars are not able to pull the full 22KW and so service will be reduced based on your car’s capability.

East Dunbartonshire Council are grateful to Transport Scotland for the grants necessary to enable us to install and maintain these electric vehicle charging points.

“Rapid” Electric Vehicle Charge Point Locations

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Type:   CHAdeMO
Power output:  50kW

Connector Type CCS

Type:   CSS
Power output:  50kW

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Type:   Type 2
Power output:  43kW


  • Kirkintilloch - William Patrick Library Car Park

Coming soon:

  • Bishopbriggs – Leisuredrome Car Park
  • Milngavie - Mugdock Road Car Park (Feasibility Stage)


“Fast” Electric Vehicle 22KW Type 2 Charge Point Locations

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Type:   Type 2
Power output:  22kW

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Type:   Type 2
Power output:  22kW


  • Bearsden - Roman Road Car Park
  • Lenzie - Alexandra Avenue Shops
  • Milngavie - Mugdock Road Car Park

Coming Soon:

  • Bishopbriggs – Leisuredrome Car Park
  • Auchinairn - Beech Road
  • Kirkintilloch – Eastside
  • Kirkintilloch – Donaldson Street, Southbank Business Park
  • Lennoxtown – Main Street at The Hub
  • Milngavie – Cloberfield Road Industrial Estate
  • Milton of Campsie – Birdston Road Car Park
  • Torrance – Queens View
  • Twechar - Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre Car Park

Slow” Electric Vehicle 7KW Type 2 Charge Point Locations

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Type:   Type 2
Power output:  7kW

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Type:   Type 2
Power output:  7kW

  • Bishopbriggs - Kenmure Drive Car Park