Mearns Councillor urges for an electric charging point in Inverbervie.

Mearns councillor has called for the installation of an EV charging point in Inverbervie as part of the wider electrification of the north-east.

By John A. MacInnes
Thursday, 24th March 2022, 12:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2022, 12:04 pm
Cllr calls for charging point in Inverbervie
Cllr calls for charging point in Inverbervie

Alba Party councillor Leigh Wilson has said that a charging point in the Royal Burgh would be a vital piece of infrastructure that would ensure motorists can confidently convert to electric cars over the coming years.

He said: “Electric charging points are being established at various locations across the north-east, but Inverbervie is a central part of the Mearns and it is therefore essential that the Royal Burgh is seen as a priority.

"Not only does it connect motorists to Aberdeen, Angus and beyond, it is also an important tourist hub in the area which links the Mearns coastal strip.

"A charging point is something that many local residents have contacted me about and with a greater uptake of electric vehicles we need to see the infrastructure keep pace.”

The Scottish Government announced two years ago that the sale of petrol and diesel cars would be phased out by the end of the decade.

Mr Wilson continued, “I entirely support the move away from petrol and diesel cars, but I feel very strongly that the journey we are travelling on towards a greener society must not be an anti-motorist one.

"We need to look at greener methods of transport, of course, but we also need to be cognisant that parts of the country like the area I represent are quite rural and people need access to their own transport. That is why a charging point in Inverbervie is so essential.”