A charging station with capacity for 26 vehicles has opened at Falkirk Stadium in Scotland’s Central Belt.
The new EV station will generate over 30% of its electricity from its own solar canopy made up by 1272 panels covering an area of over 2,000sqm.
It’s estimated this will save 75 tonnes of carbon per year.
The site is located just three minutes from J6 on the M9 motorway and planners think it will be a key charging destination for local electric vehicles users as well as those travelling on the busy motorway route across Scotland. It’s just over 20 minutes from Edinburgh and 30 from Glasgow.
The facility, which was opened by Cllr Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council and Michael Mathieson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (pictured), has 10 rapid charging bays and 16 fast charging ones.