SCOTTISH Golf has today announced that they will be teaming up with electric vehicle charging provider, EVC, as their exclusive partner to provide affiliated golf courses across Scotland with charging infrastructure.
EVC are a well-established EV charging network. With 324 chargers already on their current network, the renewable energy experts are set to close 2021 with a total of 500 chargers across the UK.
“Offering charging facilities across the golf courses of Scotland will encourage more people to make the switch to an electric vehicle”
This coincides with the ambitious and necessary rollout of 100,000 charge points over the next 5 years, including an additional 6,000 chargers to be added to the public network in 2022.
EVC specialise in providing zero-cost charging solutions to developments, working alongside the Government’s net-zero emissions plan to facilitate the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.
With September showing the highest ever growth in sales for electric vehicles, and a 75% increase of EVs on the road compared to the same period last year, the need for widespread accessible charge points throughout the UK has never been more evident.
Scottish Golf’s partnership with EVC will eliminate charging anxiety for members and visitors alike, giving them the confidence that comes with knowing an EV charger will be available for use when they arrive at a course.
The multi-year partnership will allow any of the governing body’s affiliated clubs to apply for the installation of charge points at their facility through EVC.
Affiliated clubs will have access to EVC’s fully-funded, free commercial solutions to ensure courses across Scotland are future-proofed and prepared for the impending influx of EV drivers.
Speaking about the announcement, Nick Ballamy, Managing Director at EVC, stated, “It’s great to see associations as well-known as Scottish Golf taking a proactive approach to driving sustainability.
“Offering charging facilities across the golf courses of Scotland will encourage more people to make the switch to electric and contribute to a greener future”.
Iain Forsyth, Chief Commercial Officer at Scottish Golf, said: “Golf clubs across Scotland offer a fantastic opportunity to grow a sustainable charging network for electric vehicles.
“We are delighted to announce this new partnership with EVC that will give our affiliated clubs the opportunity to become part of that network and provide their members and visitors with the convenience of being able to use accessible charging points while they visit.
“As a governing body, we are committed to supporting the efforts being made to reduce carbon emissions and through this new partnership, Scottish golf clubs will now be able make that commitment too, making it easier for golfers to make the switch to an electric vehicle.”