From the 1st of December 2022, changes will be made to the charging tariffs for electric vehicles across Dundee to ensure the network remains accessible and financially sustainable.
To balance availability between fast and rapid chargers, and to accommodate the higher cost of providing rapid chargers, two different rates will be introduced. Connection charges will remain unchanged.
The 38p connection fee will remain the same on all charging sessions.
A reminder that the £10 overstay penalty charge will still apply when charge times surpass 70 minutes on rapid chargers, or 190 minutes on fast chargers. This overstay charge will not apply in the multi-storey car parks.
The tariff for the Resident Discount Scheme will change to 20p per kWh and will be applied to both fast and rapid chargers. The 38p connection fee will remain the same. Despite the increases it still costs less to charge an EV in Dundee than the average Scottish local authority cost.
Dundee residents who use their electric vehicle and Charge Place Scotland cards for personal use ONLY are eligible to apply for the resident discount scheme. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Stickers will be clearly visible on the charge-points across the city stating details of the tariffs applied in order to keep drivers informed.
Dundee is recognised world-wide as a leading city in the introduction and support of electric vehicles and the council fleet runs to almost 190 EVs (the most of any UK local authority). Charging infrastructure in the city has continued to grow since it was first introduced in 2011 and there are now 313 charging points.
In 2019, as a UK-first, a solar powered charging hub with 20 charging bays and an innovative battery storage system was opened. A central system controls the charging points, and dynamic load management technology shifts the supply of energy depending how many vehicles are charging.
Dundee now has three charging hubs with this system in place, with a fourth scheduled to be introduced later this year.