Electric vehicle drivers in Aberdeen are being charged for charging their vehicles, after the Council decided to end its free charging policy.
The 21p per kWh charge was approved by the Council last year and came into force on 4 January.
When the charging points were installed, 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. But the Council says “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”.
It says the costs will be reviewed annually and amended accordingly.
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