Electric vehicle charging points
Find details of electric vehicle charge points and parking spaces and how to report a problem.
Introduction of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Tariffs
Approval was granted by Cabinet on 1 December 2022 for the introduction of tariffs and overstay charges on public EV charging infrastructure in East Renfrewshire. The Roads Service have reviewed these tariffs and have engaged ChargePlace Scotland, the national network operator, to begin the process of implementing them.
The following tariffs will be in effect from 1 October 2023:
|Charger Type||Rate per kWh||Minimum Fee||Overstay Charge|
Standard Charging Units
|No overstay fee|
Rapid Charging Units
|£1.00 per minute after|
60 minutes, with a
ten-minute grace period
Overstay charges will be capped at £60.
Please note that the tariffs, minimum fees, and overstay charges apply to all the connectors on a charger. For example, a rapid charging unit might have a 22kW connector in addition to its 50kW connector(s). In this case, the tariff, minimum fee, and overstay charge for rapid charging units would apply to the 22kW connector as well.
The list below details the Council owned publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charging chargers. Commercially owned charging chargers are privately maintained, and thus not included within the list. However, locations of all council owned and commercially owned chargers can be found on ChargePlace Scotland's website.
Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point locations
(what three words)
|Charger type||Charge Speed||Number of sockets/cables|
|Barrhead||Barrhead Foundry Sports Centre, Water Road, Barrhead,|
|Barrhead||Cochrane Street, Barrhead,|
|///lshort.flows.elaborate||Rapid charging||50kW||3 (2 x 50kW cables, and 1 x 43kW cable)|
Mary Young Place Car Park, Busby,
|Clarkston||Clarskston Road, Goods Yard car park,|
|///descended.melt.king||Rapid charging||50kW||3 (2 x 50kW cables, and 1 x 43kW cable)|
|Clarkston||Busby Road, Clarkston,|
|///switch.rarely.going||Rapid Charging||50kW||3 (2 x 50kW cables, and 1 x 43kW cable)|
|Eaglesham||Gilmour Street, Eaglesham|
Eastwood Park, 46 Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 7JS
Merryvale Car Park, Giffnock, G46 6AT
|Neilston||Neilston Park and Ride, Kingston Road, Neilston,|
|Neilston||Neilston Leisure Centre, Main Street, Neilston, G78 3NN||///observe.blacked.unfilled||Standard charging||22kW|
|Newton Mearns||Broomburn Shops car park, 21 Broomburn Drive, G77 5JQ||///trader.soaks.price||Rapid charging||50kW||3 (2 x 50kW cables, and 1 x 43kW cable)|
|Thornliebank||Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 7HT||///flames.input.fades||Rapid charging||50kW||3 (2 x 50kW cables, and 1 x 22kW cable)|
Report a charging point problem
The Council owned publicly available EV chargers are operated and managed by ChargePlace Scotland. If there is a fault with any of the chargers, please contact ChargePlace Scotland via their online contact form, or alternatively please call their helpline at 01416 480750.
Parking is free whilst the vehicle is actively charging. EV charging bays are protected by a traffic regulation order, which restricts them to only 'electric vehicle[s] whilst actively being charged'. Community Safety enforcement officers actively enforce misuse of electric charging spaces.
East Renfrewshire Council will introduce a concessionary tariff for residents without access to off-street parking to ensure that there is a fair and just transition toward a zero-emission transport network for everyone.
The concessionary tariff will initially be set at a 10% discount per kWh for both standard and rapid chargers.
Further information regarding the concessionary tariff scheme (e.g. who is eligible and application process) will be provided in due course. The scheme is expected to be in place late 2023/early 2024.
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