Electric Vehicle Charging Hub at Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar
A new electric vehicle charging hub has been completed at Orchardbank in Forfar.
The “Angus on the Go” Project has seen the development of a charging hub comprising of a mix of charging types. The hub has:
- 4 x rapid chargers which allow 80% charging within 30 minutes
- 3 x fast chargers charging within a two to three-hour period
- 2 x slow chargers that will fully charge within seven hours
It’s in a prime location at Orchardbank in Forfar between Dundee and Aberdeen, less than two minutes from the Forfar/Glamis junction of the A90 dual carriageway.
The project was awarded funding as part of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund established by Transport Scotland from funds awarded under European Regional Development Fund 2014- 2020 programme and Transport Scotland funding, to enable everyday functional journeys to be taken by walking, cycling and public transport and to support an increased proportion on ultra-low emission vehicles on Scotland’s roads.
This project links to Angus Council’s Mercury Programme’s low carbon agenda. The purpose of the Mercury Programme is to “increase productivity through clean growth, protecting places for future generations to live, work and visit.”
The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme.
Transport Scotland has been awarded funding through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 Programme to deliver a Low Carbon and Transport (LCTT) Programme. Angus Council was awarded funding under the Low Carbon Transport and Challenge Fund, round 2 for the Angus on the Go project.
Total Projects costs for Angus on the Go are £450,500 of which £306,500 is the ERDF and Transport Scotland Funding. Angus Council has provided £144,000 in match funding.