A plea to ensure electric vehicle charging points are more accessible in and around the city has been issued by a Shettleston councillor.

Councillor Jill Pidgeon is asking Glasgow City Council bosses to ensure that areas like Shettleston are not missed out when installing charging stations in and around the city. 

The local authority has confirmed that as of January this year, there were 335 live charge points across 175 units for public use in Glasgow, including off-street hubs and 16 ‘Rapid’ units that will charge most vehicles 80% in approximately 30 minutes. 

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A report on the service was presented to members of the city administration committee last week.  

During the meeting councillor Pidgeon said there were parts of the city where is is “harder” to find a charging station. 

She said: “I would like a bit of clarity on how the city region will ensure that the electrical vehicle charging infrastructure is going to be inclusive and accessible to all members.

“As somebody who does have an electric car and there’s certain parts of the city where it is much more difficult to get chargers and I feel as if there is definitely an imbalance across the city so what sort of mechanism is going to be in place to make sure as this is rolled out there is equality.

“Certainly in the Shettleston ward there are not very many electric vehicle chargers so I would like to understand that.”

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Glasgow’s Convener for Climate, Glasgow Green Deal, Transport and City Centre Recovery, councillor Angus Millar said the committee had already discussed this in November. 

He said: “In November this committee considered the strategy as an action plan at the Glasgow City Region level which has undertaken that analysis of where the demand of the city region is going to be required in terms of the delivery of EVCI to support that demand.

“That exercise has already taken place and that was part of the report that the committee considered in November.

“There is a good wealth of information there on how that is being rolled out.”