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 major villages. We hope to further increase availability in future years. Outlets are located in Council operated car parks and other locations and charger types are detailed below. All of the government provided public charge points can be seen here. Other charge points are available across East Dunbartonshire from private companies. You can check the current network here.
EDC “Rapid” Electric Vehicle Charge Point Locations:
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Type: Type 2
- Kirkintilloch - William Patrick Library Car Park
- Bishopbriggs – Leisuredrome Car Park
- Milngavie - Mugdock Road Car Park (Feasibility Stage)
“Fast” Electric Vehicle 22KW Type 2 Charge Point Locations
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- Bearsden - Roman Road Car Park
- Bishopbriggs – Auchinairn (Beech Road)
- Kirkintilloch – Eastside
- Kirkintilloch – Southbank Business Park (Donaldson Street) (2 units)
- Lennoxtown – Main Street at The Hub
- Lenzie - Alexandra Avenue Shops
- Milngavie - Mugdock Road Car Park
- Milngavie – Cloberfield Road Industrial Estate
- Milton of Campsie – Birdston Road Car Park
- Torrance – Queens View
- Twechar - Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre Car Park
- Bishopbriggs – Leisuredrome Car Park (2 units, one for disabled persons only)
Slow” Electric Vehicle 7KW Type 2 Charge Point Locations
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- Bishopbriggs - Kenmure Drive Car Park
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. Please check the access requirements of any point before travelling.
· 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.
· All of our “Fast” Type 2 posts will maintain 22KW available to both sides even if 2 cars are plugged in. Where there are two or more posts then under extreme loads they will reduce power. 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.
· The UK Government aim to make competing networks interoperable. This will be applied to future “Rapid” charge points only and will mean that such points will have to have touch card payment. Existing “Rapid” points and ones already procured will not have to add this facility and so you should always check before traveling. Please also note some will charge a tariff based on what you use but others will take £30 and then refund the difference within 4 banking days, again please check before you travel.
East Dunbartonshire Council are grateful to Transport Scotland for the grants necessary to enable us to install and maintain these electric vehicle charging points.
Electric Vehicles in East Dunbartonshire - more information
We have published a booklet - Electric Vehicles in East Dunbartonshire - providing information and links for current and prospective owners.
The guide includes details of local public charging locations and potential new sites - aimed at attracting new users and increasing capacity across Scotland (more than 1,000 charge points and rising).
There have been almost 14,000 charging sessions via the East Dunbartonshire network since 2015, with each delivering an average of 10kWh of electricity to help users get on their way.
Potential new charging locations include town centres, rail stations, areas of employment and leisure centres - maximising availability and convenience (for example, allow people to charge while going to the gym/shops).
The Council is already delivering a Rapid Charging Hub at Mugdock Road Car Park in Milngavie, which will see an additional eight charging spaces being created during the financial year 2020/21.
The new booklet fulfils an action within the Local Transport Strategy 2020-2025 - approved by Council in March 2020 - which provides a route forward on transport planning objectives, as well as actions and interventions to enhance travel across East Dunbartonshire.