Two electric car charging stations have been proposed for Castlebay Filling Station in Largs.
An application has gone forward from InstaVolt Ltd to install the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, helping to make the UK an easier place to own and operate an electric vehicle.
At present, electric car charging points exist at the Vikingar! and near Wemyss Bay Station.
The proposed EV charging stations use the latest cutting-edge technology to provide rapid charging to any electric vehicle. They can charge a vehicle by up to 80 per cent within around 30 minutes and each charging unit is supported by a 24-hour telephone helpline.
The UK has binding climate agreements to reduce the levels of CO2 emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.
InstaVolt state in their planning application: "As the number of electric vehicles on the road increases so the need for infrastructure – number of charging points - required to support the vehicles is also increased. The charging units proposed here will provide a small part of this crucial infrastructure."
A 10-inch LCD touchscreen lets drivers interact with instructions and a 20-inch wide-format LED display notifies drivers of station availability and status.
The charging points would be designed to meet the charging requirements of current and next-generation vehicles. 
Instavolt state: " The filling station has an unused are of grass to the south east of the garage (please see the location plan). It is here we are proposing as the ideal location for two charging stations. This location is perfect for charging units as it is outside of the main forecourt activity and therefore doesn’t interfere with day to day movements.
"The units are safe and secure and will have 24 hour monitoring. Should an issue occur with a unit, a control centre will be notified and an engineer dispatched to site. In addition to this, there will be a telephone number which users of the units can call for 24 hour support.
" Countries across the world are making a move away from fossil fuels and towards the electrification of the transport system. The UK has binding climate agreements to reduce the levels of CO2 emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050, of which, the proposed EV chargers will provide crucial infrastructure to enable this transition to a low carbon economy."