Electric car charging at Edinburgh University

Electric car charging at Edinburgh University

Eco home lover...well, the odds are you'll also be thinking about getting an electric car if you can't manage with just public transport. Should you be an Edinburgh resident, or find yourself visiting the city, you'll be glad to learn that 18 high-tech electric vehicle (EV) charging points can now be used at the Pollock Halls campus at Edinburgh University. The campus has student accommodation, conference halls and a hotel.

 

The Pollock Halls campus boasts what's believed to be Scotland’s capital’s highest concentration of publicly-accessible EV chargers.

Part-funded by a grant from the Energy Saving Trust, the result is an additional 16 charge points linked to the ChargePlace Scotland Network, including a Tesla Destination Charger.
 
Richard Kington, campus director of accommodation, catering and events, says the environment must come first: 'The onus is on us to put environmental policy at the top of our priorities.
 
'More people are using electric vehicles all the time, but the big hurdle is often access to chargers. This investment takes that hurdle away for anybody visiting the campus for conferences or staying at our hotel, providing a very high level of certainty that if travelling from further afield there will be a charge point available to recharge. Our guests are able to borrow a card to recharge at no cost.
 
'As part of the University of Edinburgh’s policy to Go Zero Carbon before 2040 we take our own responsibility very seriously, so I’m delighted to offer such extensive charging facilities at Pollock.'
 
All newly available charging points are 22kW with Type 2 connector.
 
*Pollock Halls chargers are also available to members of the public who have ChargePlace Scotland cards for up to three hours at a time.
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