Free events providing information about electric vehicles

With over 50 electric vehicle chargepoints on track for the county this year, East Lothian Council is hosting a series of events to promote electric vehicles in the county. Speakers will explain the ‘ins and outs’ of owning an electric car, including what it costs, what grants are available and how to use the public chargepoints. There will also be vehicle demonstrations and test drives available.

By the summer, Rapid chargepoints will be found in every East Lothian town centre, and at strategic points along the main roads, allowing drivers to make a quick top-up in under 30 minutes. In addition, every village which has requested one should have its own 4-hour (Fast) chargepoint.  A map of planned chargepoints is available at

Switch on to electric vehicles events:

  • Wednesday 20 March - 2pm at J&L Fitness (former Johnnie Cope’s), Hawthorn Road, Prestonpans
  • Saturday 30 March  - 10am at Brunton Hall, Musselburgh
                                        2pm at Sports Centre, North Berwick
  • Saturday 6 April      - 2pm at Bleachingfield, Dunbar

These events are free to attend, but booking is preferred via

Anyone interested in requesting a new chargepoint in their area should contact

Published: Friday, 1st March 2019