Drivers with electric cars will now be able to recharge their vehicles at a car park in Inverness’s main shopping centre.
Eastgate Shopping Centre has installed electric vehicle charge points in the Falcon car park in line with its sustainability policy and commitment to the environment.
It has agreed a 10-year lease with Edinburgh supplier FOR:EV to provide five electric car charge points.
Overall, they have the capacity to charge more than 100 electric vehicles a day.
There are four 25kW DC charge points and one 22kW AC charger with the ability to charge two cars simultaneously.
The car park is accessed via Millburn Road and is located next to Inverness railway station.
FOR:EV specialises in offering fully-funded electric charging solutions for its customers, removing any financial barriers to installing fully accredited green energy solutions for vehicles.
Shopping centre manager Jackie Cuddy said creating a sustainable future was important to the Eastgate team and played a key role in the decision-making processes.
“We are committed to playing a role in addressing global environmental challenges and the tremendous impact the built environment has on our planet,” she said.
“Wherever possible we are taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and increase sustainability.
“These new electric vehicle charge points will support our commitment and provide charging for those visiting with electric vehicles from both the local community and those visiting from further afield.”
FOR:EV founder and chief executive Lindsay Wallace said: “We’re extremely proud to be leading the charge in positively changing our environment one charge point at a time.
“The charge points at the Eastgate Shopping Centre will provide easy access to EV charging shoppers as they peruse their favourites stores.
“The drive to net-zero is at the heart of our business, and we were delighted that the team at Eastgate was like minded as a business in their desire to get these charge points in place.
“Our fully-funded charging solutions are an easy way for businesses to support their own goals in creating a greener, cleaner environment.”
The Falcon car park charge points are located on level two and are accessible from 6am until 9pm seven days a week, and the charge fee is 60p kWh.