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ChargePlace Scotland infrastructure network: FOI release

Published: 25 Jul 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
25 Jul 2018
ChargePlace Scotland infrastructure network: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01723
Date received: 21 June 2018
Date responded: 19 July 2018

Information requested

1. What is the total cost of investment into the Scottish charging network since its creation?

2. How much of this was on actual infrastructure (chargers/cabiling etc)?

3. What is the breakdown on investment from year one until 2018 i.e. how much has been invested into the network each year to expand it.

4. How much did the Electric A9 consulting / graphic redesign cost?

5. What is the expected investment into the Electric A9 over the next 2 years?

6. What is the average downtime of rapid chargers? What is the maximum downtime to repair?

7. What measures are being out in place to make charging far for all, inclusive of owners of DC and AC charging vehicles? Given that many private firms are backing DC only meaning thousands of AC charging vehicles may get no local provision.

Response

1. What is the total cost of investment into the Scottish charging network since its creation?

Since 2012, the Scottish Government has awarded over £16 million towards the development of ChargePlace Scotland infrastructure network, and we will continue to work with all 32 Scottish Local Authorities and the Energy Saving Trust to further develop and strengthen this network to ensure that EV drivers have the confidence to complete their journeys. We do not hold information on investment made by other organisations in the overall Scottish EV charging network.

2. How much of this was on actual infrastructure (chargers/cabiling etc)?

Please refer to the answer provided in paragraph 1.

3. What is the breakdown on investment from year one until 2018 i.e. how much has been invested into the network each year to expand it. Please see the table below for breakdown of grant funding each year towards expansion of the ChargePlace Scotland network through to 2018. A significant increase in funding will be provided in future years. We do not hold information on investment made by other organisations in the overall Scottish EV charging network.

Year 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 Total
Total Funding £1.694M £1.617M £2.800M £2.232M £1.629M £3.125M £3.167M £16.264M

4. How much did the Electric A9 consulting / graphic redesign cost?

The Electric A9 consulting for the graphic design cost £18,240.

5. What is the expected investment into the Electric A9 over the next 2 years?

The expected investment from the Scottish Government into the ChargePlace Scotland component of the Electric A9 this financial year is up to £7 million. We do not hold information on expected investment made by other organisations towards infrastructure for the Electric A9. Financial commitments from the Scottish Government are yet to be made for financial year 2019/20.

6. What is the average downtime of rapid chargers? What is the maximum downtime to repair?

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact ChargePlace Scotland who may be able to help you. The reasons why we don't have the information are explained below.

7. What measures are being out in place to make charging far for all, inclusive of owners of DC and AC charging vehicles? Given that many private firms are backing DC only meaning thousands of AC charging vehicles may get no local provision.

The Scottish Government is committed to making public electric vehicle charging fair and inclusive for all, where grant funding is provided towards infrastructure for the ChargePlace Scotland network. This is underpinned by the ChargePlace Scotland Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment specification, developed by Transport Scotland and contains the following criteria relating to inclusivity and access:

  • charge point equipment is kept in a serviceable condition.

  • charge point equipment communicates effectively with the ChargePlace Scotland back office management system.

  • different types of electric vehicle connectors are provided for.

  • charge point equipment complies with UK and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Directives.

  • parking bays and signage meets required standards.

There are instances where commercial operators will invest in infrastructure outside of ChargePlace Scotland and this associated framework.

Reasons for not providing information

"What is the average downtime of rapid chargers? What is the maximum downtime to repair?

Transport Scotland does not hold information on the "average downtime of rapid chargers" and "maximum downtime to repair". Please contact ChargePlace Scotland directly via the customer service number 0141 648 0750 as I am advised that they should have the requested information.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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