ECCI to the rescue of Tesla EV Blogger

26 June 2014

ECCI came to the rescue of an electric vehicle enthusiastic this week who was looking for a place to charge his new Tesla Model S p85+.

Chris van der Kuyl writes a blog chronicling the trial and tribulations associated with his new Tesla Model S p85+: http://chrisvdk.tumblr.com.

In keeping with ECCI's high standards of sustainability, the Centre has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to install four electrical vehicle-charging points on site.

ECCI also recently launched the first car sharing electric vehicle for Edinburgh & Glasgow.

The Centre will monitor the use and attitudes towards EV to inform and encourage a move to low carbon lifestyles among visitors, staff and students.

The launch is the culmination of a partnership and investment from City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh and Transport Scotland via the Plugged in Places project.

Through the PiP Project, working with Partnership agencies - Edinburgh University, Queen Margaret University, NHS Lothian and Police Scotland - the number of publicly accessible charging points available in Edinburgh will increase to 30, at 14 different sites. This will include rapid charge units at Ingliston Park and Ride site and Russell Road Depot; these will be capable of charging most electric vehicles from zero to 80% charge in 25 minutes. The aim of the PiP funding is to support the establishment of an electric vehicle charging network across the whole of Scotland.

In October 2012 Transport Scotland allocated the Edinburgh Partnership – led by the City of Edinburgh Council - £120k Plugged in Places (PiP) funding to install publically accessible electric vehicle charging points. A further £140K was allocated to the Edinburgh Partnership during in 2013.

Through the PiP Project, working with Partnership agencies - Edinburgh University, Queen Margaret University, NHS Lothian and Police Scotland - the number of publicly accessible charging points available in Edinburgh will increase to 30, at 14 different sites. This will include rapid charge units at Ingliston Park and Ride site and Russell Road Depot; these will be capable of charging most electric vehicles from zero to 80% charge in 25 minutes. The aim of the PiP funding is to support the establishment of an electric vehicle charging network across the whole of Scotland.

Links

News of City Car Club Launch: http://edinburghcentre.org/news/First-Car-Sharing-Club-EV-at-ECCI