TWO electric vehicle charging points have been unveiled by Stirling Council this week as part of a drive to develop low carbon infrastructure.

The local authority has also added four more electric cars to its fleet with a further batch of charger installations planned in the near future with investment totalling around £800,000.

The two vehicles chargers are located in Braehead at 70 Colquhoun Street and at Wellgreen Place Car Park.

Further charges are planned at Springfield Terrace in Dunblane, Forthside Car Park and in Balfron.

Around £1.5million is also set to be invested to create Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging hub at Castleview Park and Ride.

Plans are to deliver the project during the summer with the installation of solar canopies, a major battery storage system and more than 60 charging points.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, said: “Electric vehicles are the future and these exciting initiatives ensure that Stirling is at the heart of Scotland’s green charging travel infrastructure.

“This is one of a number of exciting projects, which will demonstrate to Stirling residents, commuters and visitors that we are committed to green energy.

“The Scottish Government has pledged to combat pollution by phasing out petrol and diesel cars by 2032 and this is an important step on the journey to achieving that.”