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