Electric Vehicle Charging Points

We offer free electric vehicle charging through our network of charging points within East Dunbartonshire. Both the electricity and parking are currently free while charging, however we reserve the right to start charging for this facility in the future.

Chargers are located in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs and points will soon be installed in Bearsden, Milngavie and Lenzie. We hope to further increase availability in future years. Outlets are located in Council operated car parks and locations and charger types are detailed below. Other charge points may be available across East Dunbartonshire from private companies. You can check the current network here.

Which type?
Our network mainly consists of 22KW AC Type 2 connections. You will require your own charge cable with a Type 2 plug on one end and a Type 1 or 2 plug on the other end as your vehicle requires. Please check your manual to understand the compatibility of your car before charging.

The current Kirkintilloch charge point is a 50KW rapid charger. You are not required to use your own cables as there is one provided. 

How to access
You must register with Charge Place Scotland before being able to access charge points via either RFID card (£20 per annum) or smartphone app (free). All charge points are free to access once the account has been set up.

Please note outside of Scotland the network of charging points is operated by Charge Your Car. ChargePlace Scotland members can use these points throughout the rest of the UK, but will be subject to the same charges as CYC customers, usually a £1 connection fee to charge from most CYC points, with other tariffs such as those for rapid chargers also in place.

Please note:

You must only use the electric charging bays to charge your car. If you have an electric car which does not need charged, you should park in a regular bay and display a ticket if appropriate.

At present (September 2017) all of our current and planned Type 2 posts will maintain 22KW available to both sides even if 2 cars are plugged in. However, at this time most cars will not be able to pull the full 22KW from these points depending on the car’s capability and specification.

East Dunbartonshire Council is grateful to Transport Scotland for the grants necessary to enable us to install and maintain these electric vehicle charging points.

East Dunbartonshire Council - Electric Vehicle 22KW Type 2 Charge Point Locations

Connector 1 Connector 2

Type:   Type 2
Power output:  22kW

Connector image
Type:   Type 2
Power output:  22kW


  • Bishopbriggs - Kenmure Drive car park
  • Lenzie - Alexandra Avenue shops (coming soon)
  • Bearsden - Roman Road car park (coming soon)
  • Milngavie - Mugdock Road car park (coming soon)

East Dunbartonshire Council - Electric Vehicle “Rapid” Charge Point Locations

Connector 1 Connector 2 Connector 3

Type:   CHAdeMO
Power output:  50kW

Connector Type CCS


Type:   CSS
Power output:  50kW

Connector 3 image


Type:   Type 2
Power output:  43kW


  • Kirkintilloch - William Patrick Library car park