More charging points for electric cars have been installed in West Lothian.

West Lothian Council are leading a drive to back the new eco-friendly vehicles and cut down on emissions in the county.

Last year they announced plans to install 10 more charging stations thanks to a £300,000 project backed by Transport Scotland.

The latest charging points have been installed in Broxburn and are located at Strathbrock Partnership Centre.

They were officially unveiled during Scotland’s Climate Week by the council’s councillor for Environment, Tom Conn and Energy Manager, Peter Rogers.

The chargers are a 50kW rapid charger and a 22kW fast charger and are currently free to use as part the Chargeplace Scotland Network.

Installation was conducted by Swarco and their local sub-contractor Boyd Brothers who are based in Livingston.

Councillor Conn said: “We welcome the introduction of further electric vehicle charging points in West Lothian.

“West Lothian Council is fully committed to reducing our carbon emissions and we’re delighted to have this new facility available for local people to use. It’s part of our overall aim to encourage more sustainable forms of transport.”

Peter Rogers added: “The council now operates a total of 14 dual outlet charge points with plans for another 8 to be installed this financial year, including 4 at Morris Square Car Park, Livingston. The site at Strathbrock was technically challenging and we are delighted that the work undertaken with our contractors and Scottish Power Energy Networks has brought forward a solution.”

Those looking to use the new charging points will be able to register at https://chargeplacescotland.org/

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