The network, which will be made up of 66 on-street charging points across 14 hubs, is part of the council’s electric vehicle infrastructure business case, which proposed the implementation of 211 on-street charging points by 2023 at a cost of £3.3m.
We are leading the country with our bold, strategic approach to providing on-street electric vehicle charging infrastructure...Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Transport and Environment Convener, The City of Edinburgh Council
The council says improvements to infrastructure could result in carbon savings of 7,715 tonnes and savings in nitrogen dioxide of over 14 tonnes.
The project for installing the first tranche of chargers by 2020 is being backed by a £2.2m grant from Transport Scotland.
The local authority said charging equipment will be located on roads, rather than pavements, to reduce street clutter, and will be placed near, but not adjacent to, residential properties, to allow residents to park outside their homes.
Prior to the installation phase, which is expected to last from January to December 2020, a new project board will be established, supported by the Electric Vehicle Working Group...