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Orkney Islands Council

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…, private businesses, investors, individuals, Scottish and UK government) to enable them to efficiently deploy their capital and efforts to help de-carbonise Orkney’s road transport. It is expected that the Council will review its own EV Infrastructure Strategy 2014 to respond to the more up to date position established in this document. A draft of this strategy was written following Transport

… with partners to promote EVs as an alternative to fossil fuelled vehicles. 5 Embed support for EVs in strategies for transport, energy, climate change, air quality and the built environment. 6 Improve the user experience of the Charge Place Scotland network. Electric Mobility Services 7 Support the development of innovative EV charging hubs across Scotland. 8 Support local authorities…

… be negotiating Orkney’s roads in a mere 5 years from now. Like the best things in life, the EV Strategy has been compiled from the grass roots up. EV owners have come together, under OREF’s wing, to suggest a way forward for EVs in Orkney. But as the document suggests, there’s more to EVs than simply transport, and they could also play a pivotal role in expanding the potential of renewable energy…

… the consultation closed, the Scottish Government also published its Energy Strategy. It reinforced the points in Transport Scotland’s documents and the UK Government announced its intention to mandate EV charge points in new buildings in its forthcoming building standards review. This document, in seeking to map out a path for the uptake of EVs in Orkney, is therefore extremely timely. It is launched…

… actions, there are a number of cooperative tasks across the wider public, private and third sectors. These include the provision of charging points at all accommodation in the isles and tourist destinations, getting cheap chargers on the Aberdeen boats, and seeking to pilot new business models and equipment amongst others. The document shows how the electrification of transport in Orkney can…


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