AN Edinburgh-based company has installed a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point at the Starbucks in Dunfermline's Fife Leisure Park. 

FOR:EV installed the ultra-rapid 150kW C Series chargers, which can charge a typical EV from 20 per cent to 80 per cent charge in just 20 to 30 minutes, in Dunfermline as a part of a four-branch project from Perth to the Borders.

The company's business development manager, Calum Wallace, said: “The installation of these new ultra-rapid charge points at Starbucks sites across Scotland will be very welcome at a time when EV ownership is increasing dramatically.

"Infrastructure like this will make it easy for EV owners to quickly top up their charge in the time it takes to have a coffee.

“In order to break down a key barrier to EV charging away from home, our chargers operate on a user-friendly ‘tap-and-go’ approach, with no registration or membership requirements, to make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.”

FOR:EV has established an ongoing partnership with the landowners of the site, Geddes SIPP, creating the potential to develop EV charging hubs at further Scottish retail and hospitality sites in the future.

This forms part of FOR:EV’s ambitious plans to create a vast network of over 1,700 electric vehicle charging points at 600 public sites across Scotland and the UK.

The plans will focus on public ‘destination’ charging points, with FOR:EV keen to partner with single-site and multi-site landowners, as well as local authorities.