Electric Charge Points
To support you in making the switch to electric power, Inverclyde Council has a reliable network of chargers.
Use the interactive map of chargers available at Charge Place Scotland, to discover the locations of all of our public chargers, plus others on the national ChargePlace Scotland network, all accessible via a single account.
Additionally, more and more businesses (e.g. supermarkets, hotels, fuel stations and private developers) are providing charging options for their customers. Locations of these are often available at ZapMap or Plugshare.
Charges for accessing EV Charge Points
There is a small cost to using local, council provided charge points. These costs are detailed at each EV Charge Point. Connection fee is £1. Then £0.20 per kWh on units up to 22kW and £0.30 per kWh on 50kW and over.
*From Monday 1 May 2023, charges will be as follows: Connection fee of £1. Then £0.50 per kWh (22kW and Lower, Fast and Slow chargers); £0.75 per kWh (43kW & Higher and Rapid chargers).
Reporting a fault of EV Charge Point
If you observe a fault with a charger on the ChargePlace Scotland network, please use their fault reporting form to provide information about the fault.
Funding, grants and loans
If you are looking to invest in an electric vehicle, there is a useful comparison tool on the Energy Saving Trust website which illustrates how the initial purchase cost is usually off-set by the fuel savings over a number of years. They also offer interest free loans available for individuals and businesses to purchase electric vehicles.
There are grants available for individuals and businesses to install car chargers through the Energy Saving Trust:
Check out the Other Websites links on this page for:
- Domestic car charger grants and,
- Business car charger grants.