The number of charging points in the region’s EV network, which is managed by Charge Place Scotland, has increased from 19 to 92 over the last five years.

The local authority said its work meant EV charge points were available within a 30 mile radius across the region.

Highland Council serves a third of the land area of Scotland, including the most remote and sparsely populated parts of the UK.

Cllr Ken Gowans, chair of the economy and infrastructure committee, said: ‘The progressive and proactive work by the EV team has ensured the council is well positioned to meet its decarbonisation responsibilities.

‘The development of the network has further encouraged visitors to travel to the region, providing confidence to those who regularly travel long distances, whilst also providing opportunities for the local economy to benefit.'

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