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Outer Hebrides charging network enables easier EV travel

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A network of electric vehicle charging points is now live across the Outer Hebrides, building a north-south route through the islands.

Electric vehicle charging Outer Hebrides

The 11 charging points connect the north and south of the islands.

Assisted by charging point supplier Evolt, a partner of the Energy Saving Trust for installations across Scotland, the 11 new units span the Isles of Lewis and Harris, North Uist, South Uist and Barra, connecting with existing sites at ferry ports.

The network is operated by the Western Isles Council, and includes three AC/DC rapid chargers capable of restoring compatible EVs to 80% of their range in around half an hour. These are supported by 22kW AC/DC fast chargers, and 7kW on-street chargers.

It’s hoped that the network will support sustainable transport across the region, and an electric vehicle car sharing service will launch shortly offering environmentally conscious travel for residents and businesses.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.