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Scottish house builder plugs in to electric cars
Posted: 27th, March, 2018

Scottish house builder plugs in to electric cars

Scottish house builder plugs in to electric cars

Scottish developer Springfield Properties has announced that it will install cabling for electric car charging points in all future new-build properties.

The house builder will incorporate 7KW cabling to the most practical point in the home, to allow homebuyers to easily install a home charge point. 

Among the first areas to benefit from Springfield’s green initiative will be Bertha Park, the 3,000-home community planned for the outskirts of Perth. The new village, which broke ground in August 2017, is located close to the A9, where the Scottish Government plans to create Scotland’s first Electric Highway with charging points along its length. 

“The Scottish Government has pledged that by 2032 all new vehicles sold in this country will be electric, but we anticipate that the uptake will increase rapidly long before then,” Innes Smith, the Chief Executive of Springfield Properties, said. “One of our values as a company is to include everything a customer needs in their new home, so with this is mind we wanted to make it as easy as possible for our customers to go electric.

Scottish Government Minister for Transport Humza Yousaf added:  “This is a welcome announcement. The ability to charge electric vehicles at home helps reduce barriers to ownership. With sales of electric and alternative-fuelvehicles rising faster in Scotland than in the rest of the UK, this is another positive step in support of our vision to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.”