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Free charges for electric drivers

Elektrobay charging point in St Enoch
Four charging bays have been installed on the second floor of the car park

A car park in Glasgow has installed free charging bays for drivers of electric vehicles.

Four Elektrobay points were installed on the second floor of St Enoch Centre Car Park as part of a 2m upgrade.

The shopping centre also said its entire electricity supply now comes from renewable sources.

The centre aims to install new metering to control and monitor energy. Solar shading will also be used to control heat and minimise air conditioning.

The general manager of St. Enoch's, Susan Nicol, said: "We are exploring every opportunity to adopt initiatives and policies which are in line with sustainable development.

"The introduction of charging bays for drivers of electric cars will not only offer a convenient new service for our visitors but also helps to raise further awareness of greener forms of transport."

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