Help Make Electric Vehicle Charge Points More Accessible

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Ensuring electric vehicle charge points are accessible and user friendly for all is a core part of the Scottish Government’s approach to building out Scotland’s charging infrastructure. That being the case, Transport Scotland is working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise through the Can Do Innovation Challenge framework to fund solutions which will improve the design of electric vehicle charge points to make them more accessible.

One of these solutions is being produced by the company Urban Foresight in partnership with Duku product Design which will develop prototype tools to help older people and disabled people to be able to charge their electric vehicles quicker and easier at existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure. As part of the product development we are running a series of practical trial days and are keen to get insights from as wide a variety of stakeholders as possible.

We would like to invite you to our next trial event in Dundee at the Princes Street Hub (DD4 6AD) on December 16 all day or December 17 until 1pm. The trial will last around 45 minutes during which time we would ask you to use a number of different tools to simulate connecting an electric vehicle to a chargepoint, and then disconnecting. We will provide the electric vehicle and it doesn’t matter if you don’t drive an electric vehicle.

We have limited prototypes and are aware we are asking people to be outside in December, so we’re keen not to have people waiting for long. We’ll provide plenty of hot drinks.

If you are interested in taking part, please email Caitlin Tullett to reserve a time slot.