Electric vehicle chargers
There are many electric vehicle (EV) chargers situated in Aberdeenshire. On this page you can find out more about them:
- Types of chargers and locations
- Report a fault
- How to use EV chargers
- Electronic vehicle grants
There are 3 different types of EV chargers. These are:
- Rapid chargers (50kW DC/ 43kW AC)
- Fast chargers (22kW AC)
- Standard chargers (7kW AC)
You can find your nearest charging station on a map.
Tariffs are being introduced for charge points operated by Aberdeenshire Council from Monday 4th January 2021, at a simple cost of £0.21 per kWh, with no connection fee. This was approved by the council in 2019, and costs will be reviewed annually, amending charges accordingly. During the early implementation of electric vehicle charging units, there was an expectation by Transport Scotland that there would be no charge to the customer to use the units in order to help support a wider uptake of electric vehicles. The number of charging events has continued to rise and has resulted in an increase in costs associated with operation and maintenance of the EV charging network, and indicates a growing pressure on the council budget if no mechanism for cost recovery is put in place.
If you come across a charging station with a fault you can report it online. Please note that chargers are not operated by the council but are instead run by ChargePlace Scotland.
Once you report a fault ChargePlace Scotland (CPS) will assist you in fixing the unit over the phone if possible. If that is not possible, CPS will contact an engineer to fix the unit.
The engineer will visit the unit and assess the fault. The unit will be repaired by the engineer or the council will receive a quote to fix the unit and an engineer will revisit the site to carry out the works.
Reported charging station faults
ChargePlace Scotland is responsible for managing reported faults.
The table below lists charger faults which have already been reported to ChargePlace Scotland as of 8th June 2022.
If you require further information on these faults please contact ChargePlace Scotland.
|Charge point location and reference ID||ChargePlace Scotland fault reference||Date reported||Fault type||Current status|
|Inverurie Burn Lane - 50494||714786||23rd December 2021||AC outlet not working||Waiting for parts|
|Aboyne Station Square - 51077||741006||26th March 2022||Screen error||Parts sent|
|Fraserburgh Seaforth Street - 51080||748342||17th April 2022||Screen, emergency stop button and chademo connector damaged||Waiting for parts|
|Inverurie Burn Lane - 51496||753234||2nd May 2022||CCS cable damaged||Waiting for parts|
|Turriff The Wynd - 52208||753824||3rd May 2022||CCS and AC cables damaged||Quote sent, awaiting PO|
|Huntly Nelson Street - 50495||755973||13th May 2022||CCS not working||CPS fault - 3rd party supplier|
|Aberdeen Woodhill House - 52869||756076||13th May 2022||CCS not working||Parts sent|
|Tarland Recreation Ground - 61426||756822||18th May 2022||AC cable damaged||CPS fault - 3rd party supplier|
|Inverurie Burn Lane - 51339
||757346||21st May 2022||CPS stuck cable||Waiting for parts|
|Insch Martin Road - 60470||758548||28th May 2022||CCS not working||Engineer scheduled|
|Banff Greenbanks - 51753||758632||29th May 2022||CCS plug loose||Reported to CPS|
|Stonehaven Viewmount - 53853||758768||30th May 2022||CCS not working||Engineer scheduled|
|Macduff Industrial Estate - 51587||759178||1st June 2022||Comms error||Reported to CPS|
|Laurencekirk High Street - 51395||759607||5th June 2022||Not detecting cable on either socket||Reported to CPS|