A new tariff for use of Council-operated electric vehicle charging points in West Dunbartonshire will be introduced from June 1.

The Council has subsidised the cost of electricity usage from its chargers since 2016, kickstarting the shift towards more sustainable electric vehicles. 

In the past three years there has been a significant increase in demand for use of the Council’s 12 electric charging points, as well as soaring usage, and the introduction of a tariff will support the Council to cover operational costs as well as maintain the public network.

The new tariff has been set at 40p/kWh for slow and fast charge points and 50p/kWh for rapid charge points. Users will be required to pay a minimum fee of £1.00.

A maximum stay of one hour will also be introduced for rapid charge points to ensure drivers move on from the space as soon as their vehicle is charged.

The Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging points are part of the Charge Place Scotland network, and a full list of their locations and tariffs can be found on their website or via their mobile app.

Residents and visitors can check the real-time availability of each charger through Charge Place Scotland before attending to charge their vehicle.