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    Dunblane connects to Scotland’s ‘Electric A9’

    Written by on February 7, 2020

    Eight charging bays have been installed at Springfield Terrace in Dunblane.

    Stirling Council say it puts the region “at the heart of Scotland’s green charging travel infrastructure”

    The local authority also plan to purchase 46 electric vehicles and install over 100 charging bays.

    It’s part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Electric A9’ project.

    Charging hubs will be located along the 273 miles between Falkirk Stadium and Scrabster Harbour in Thurso.

    Work is well underway to install charge points at the Falkirk Stadium

    Jim Thomson is in charge of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee.

    He said, “Electric vehicles are the future and we will deliver a range of initiatives over the next couple of years that will demonstrate to Stirling residents, commuters and visitors our commitment to preparing for the inevitable move to a green energy transport system.

    “Dunblane becoming part of the Electric A9 project further strengthens the national network of chargepoints that are vital in supporting the growing number of EV drivers in Stirling and across Scotland.”

    Director of Discover Dunblane, Tom Casey, added, “The installation of the EV chargers is another significant step for Dunblane in improving accessibility to the town centre area in a way that is supportive of environmental sustainability.

    “We would also like to thank Stirling Council for their support in securing funding and overseeing installation.”