Electric vehicle chargers
There are many electric vehicle (EV) chargers situated in Aberdeenshire. On this page you can find out more about them:
- Types of chargers and locations
- Report a fault
- How to use EV chargers
- Electronic vehicle grants
There are 3 different types of EV chargers. These are:
- Rapid chargers (50kW DC/ 43kW AC)
- Fast chargers (22kW AC)
- Standard chargers (7kW AC)
You can find your nearest charging station on a map.
Tariffs are being introduced for charge points operated by Aberdeenshire Council from Monday 4th January 2021, at a simple cost of £0.21 per kWh, with no connection fee. This was approved by the council in 2019, and costs will be reviewed annually, amending charges accordingly. During the early implementation of electric vehicle charging units, there was an expectation by Transport Scotland that there would be no charge to the customer to use the units in order to help support a wider uptake of electric vehicles. The number of charging events has continued to rise and has resulted in an increase in costs associated with operation and maintenance of the EV charging network, and indicates a growing pressure on the council budget if no mechanism for cost recovery is put in place.
If you come across a charging station with a fault you can report it online. Please note that chargers are not operated by the council but are instead run by ChargePlace Scotland.
Once you report a fault ChargePlace Scotland (CPS) will assist you in fixing the unit over the phone if possible. If that is not possible, CPS will contact an engineer to fix the unit.
The engineer will visit the unit and assess the fault. The unit will be repaired by the engineer or the council will receive a quote to fix the unit and an engineer will revisit the site to carry out the works.