About our chargers

As well as offering significant environmental benefits - less air pollution, less noise, lower CO2 emissions - electric vehicles can save you money. To support you in making the switch to electric power, East Lothian Council provides a reliable network of nearly 140 chargers including:

  • High-power Journey chargers (>50kW) located just off the A1 at Wallyford Journey Hub, suitable for cars with trailers (including caravans) and vehicles up to 12m long
  • Journey chargers (43-50kW) in all of our larger towns, for quick top-ups when needed
  • Destination chargers in towns and at community centres providing unrestricted overnight parking and up to four hours during the day, for affordable charging close to home
  • On-street bollard-style chargers with no associated parking bays - the space can be occupied by any vehicle, whether or not it's electric. These are being installed in areas where properties tend not to have driveways
  • multiple chargers with all-day unrestricted parking in long-stay car parks
  • workplace chargers for council staff and visitors at many buildings
  • chargers for our own pool vehicles and works vans as we increasingly electrify our fleet

Guide to using our chargers

Where to find chargers in East Lothian

All our public Journey and Destination chargers are connected to the ChargePlace Scotland (CPS) network while our on-street bollard style chargers are connected to either the Connected Kerb or Fuuse networks. ChargePlace Scotland maintains a map of all the chargers on its network, but a better overview of every option out there is often available at ZapMap or Plugshare.  

What's in the pipeline?

The list below contains the chargers that are scheduled for installation in 2023:

Site name

Charger style

Number of devices

Total sockets

Dunbar Grammar School, Dunbar

Destination

2

4

Foresters Park, Tranent

Destination

2

4

Kerr's Wynd Car Park, Musselburgh

Destination

1

2

Musselburgh Grammar School, Musselburgh

Destination

2

4

North Grange Avenue, Prestonpans

Destination

3

6

Pennypit Centre, Prestonpans

Destination

2

4

Sports Pavilion, North Berwick

Destination

1

2

Wallyford High School, Wallyford

Destination

9

18

Abbot's View, Haddington

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Caponhall Road, Tranent

On-Street Bollard Style

3

3

Car Park outside Village Hall, Humbie

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Carberry Court, Whitecraig

On-Street Bollard Style

3

3

Cinderhall Place, Elphinstone

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Dundas Road, North Berwick

On-Street Bollard Style

3

3

Edenhall Bank, Musselburgh

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Gardener Street, Dunbar

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Kirkwood Crescent, Dunbar

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Moffat Road, Ormiston

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Pine Street, Dunbar

On-Street Bollard Style

4

4

Primary School, Athelstaneford

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Thomson Crescent, Cockenzie & Port Seton

On-Street Bollard Style

3

3

Village Hall Car Park, Gullane

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Warrender Crescent, Dunbar

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

West Crescent, East Saltoun

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

West Holmes Gardens, Musselburgh

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

Windsor Gardens, Musselburgh

On-Street Bollard Style

3

3

Woodhall Road, Pencaitland

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

York Road, North Berwick

On-Street Bollard Style

2

2

 

Totals:

69

91

 

Additionally, more and more businesses (e.g. supermarkets, hotels, fuel stations and private developers) are providing charging options for their customers.

Click here to see our overview of what private developers are providing on housing and business sites in East Lothian.