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SOSE support for new electric charging points at Cairnryan

We have supported Scotland’s only private electric vehicle charge point operator, FOR EV, to install new points at Cairnryan ferry port. 

The new charging hub, will charge eight electric vehicles simultaneously and provide around 320 charging sessions a day.

We have invested £170,000 into the facility within the ‘landside’ area of the port, which forms part of the UK’s busiest domestic short sea route, Cairnryan-Belfast. 

As well as serving Stena Line's customers, the hub can also be used by the local EV driver community, providing a much-needed boost for the area’s charging infrastructure.

FOR EV, have also been boosted by a £10m follow-on investment by the Scottish National Investment Bank.

FOR EV’s CEO, Steve Dunlop said:

“Our newest hub will future-proof Stena Line’s Loch Ryan Port while also providing local people, who have until now suffered from a dearth of EV charging infrastructure in their area, with improved access to high-quality charging facilities."

Martin Valenti, Director of Net Zero, Nature and Entrepreneurship at SOSE, said:

“By supporting FOR EV to install new rapid EV charge points at Loch Ryan Port, we’ve significantly improved the port’s infrastructure.

"This investment will provide a boost to drivers who have already made the transition to electric vehicles, encourage more to make the switch, and help the South of Scotland play a key role in the wider goal to reach Net Zero by 2045.”