The public charging infrastructure is important to give EV drivers the ‘range confidence’ that they will not be stranded but is also the main cause of problems reported. Currently, there are twenty eight charging points across the Orkney. Most of the chargers are provided and operated by Orkney Islands Council, this is expected to change in due course.

In the spring of 2019, a number of the Fast chargers were upgraded and a 2nd (50KW) Rapid charger was added at Great Western Road. In 2020 additional chargers are planned in Stromness by the harbour.

There are now many more chargers than petrol stations in Orkney!!!!
Public chargers7KW11KW22KW50KWProvider
Pickaquoy Leisure Centre2CPS
Great Western Road262CPS
School Place4CPS
Lynnfield Hotel2CPS
St Rognvald’s House2CPS
Units1/2 Emec / Marine Renewables2Non Networked
Orkney Gin Distillery2Tesla
Balfour Hospital9EV charge
Innovation Centre (Old Academy)22CPS
Ferry Road21CPS
Hamnavoe Care Home2CPS
Stromness Ferry Terminal2 PlannedCPS
Other Areas
Dounby School21CPS
Houton Ferry Terminal2CPS
Firth Community Centre2Podpoint
St Margaret’s Hope21CPS
Braeburn House, St Margret’s Hope2Tesla