First trip to Edinburgh..
Off to Edinburgh today - the longest trip so far - 52 miles each way! Feeling confident as I planned to park in Dynamic Earth, near to where I was going to a SDG's task force meeting. From the plug-in map app I could tell there was a plug in, perhaps needing a 3 pin plug (like at home) - so I took both my 3pin and the normal 5pin plug. I got to Dynamic Earth using half my electric charge to find there is just one plug in bay with only one 3 pin plug - one car was already in situ. No other public car park (Waverley, Top of Leith Walk) in the city centre DO NOT have any plug-ins. The others in the city centre are either a hotel (Radisson Blu £24 for 24 hours one charge!! outrageous!) or the university which are for staff/student use really. I got home OK because of my small petrol tank, but did stop in Kinross to plug in to the 'rapid charge' whilst I shopped in Sainsbury - sadly the rapid charge was not working! But the charge company were most helpful and I did get plugged into the slow charge which added about 8 miles charge! Just to say Edinburgh get your act together! Dundee and Glasgow are miles ahead of you!
Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group Chair, Fiona Ross is studying an MSc Environmental Sustainability at Dundee University & new to driving electric. This is her story!