Fife Council Press Release on Tariffs

18th Mar 2020

Fife Council Press Release on Tariffs

UPDATE: TARIFF IMPLEMENTATION DELAYED TO AUGUST 2020

Fuelling Fife for the future

New fees are to be introduced from 1 April to use Fife Council’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging
points.

Members of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee approved the introduction
of the fees in January.

By charging to use the EV points it means that we can increase the number of charging points, making
them more accessible and financially sustainable.

The new fees will be 15p/kWh, plus a £1.60 connection charge per session.

Cllr. Altany Craik, Convener - Economy, Tourism, Strategic
Planning & Transportation Committee, said:
“There’s a growing acceptance, in this era of severe budget pressures
on local authorities, for the need to introduce fees for the EV charging
network and move towards a self-sustaining service. By investing in the
network of charge points we can ensure future
growth.

“We also want to give people suitable and convenient access to our charging points so would like to remind
users that parking bays with EV charging points are for charging only, not parking and that any non EV or an EV not connected
to the charge point will be liable to a Penalty Charge Notice.

Cllr. Craik concluded: “Electric cars continue to offer
substantial savings compared to the cost of
an equivalent petrol or diesel car. We hope that the continued growth
of our EV network will accelerate the use of green vehicles and further
advance a green revolution.”

Fife’s EV public network of 39 units has been funded by the Scottish Government.
These are mainly at Long Stay Car Parks in Town Centres, and at Public Transport Interchanges such as Railway Stations and
Park & Rides. By the end of 2020, this will increase to 68 public EV sites
across the Kingdom. The Government grants cover the installation and
initial 5-year maintenance costs; however, the energy and long-term
maintenance
and replacement costs fall to Fife Council.

For more information visit
www.fife.gov.uk/efife

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