A LEADING builder is plugging into the surge in demand for electrics vehicles (EVs) by creating the most comprehensive charging provision of any development built in Scotland.

All of the 84 homes at The Crescent at Donaldson’s, by Cala Homes (East), will be served by an EV fast charger, with infrastructure built into the underground parking at the premium Edinburgh development.

The Crescent is home to a selection of unique apartments ranging from £950,000 to £1,925,000 in Edinburgh’s Unesco World Heritage Site, in 18 acres of grounds that comprise the largest new shared garden built to date in the capital.

Cala teamed up with Scotland’s leading EV charge point installers, Jorro, for its largest development project to date.

Jorro managing director David Pickles said: “While many buyers may not yet have EVs or plug-in hybrids, it is inevitable that a majority will do in the not-too-distant future, as range increases and costs fall.

“The great thing about The Crescent is that the chargers are there, in place and ready to go.

“All buyers need to do is add the relevant plug unit, due to different car brands choosing varying solutions. Any costs therefore will be negligible.”

In a nod to the forward-thinking and energy-conscious designs of The Crescent, elite electric car manufacturer Tesla tested the futuristic facilities with two of its premium vehicles.

The development’s underground parking is a result of a desire to minimise the impact of cars on the renowned setting, which is dear to Edinburgh’s natives.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director for Cala Homes (East), said: “The entire project is centred on providing buyers with something truly aspirational, yet at the same time, entirely practical.

“This extends to the underground parking – which is extensive with a purpose of minimising any vehicle visibility, creating a secluded retreat in the heart of the city.”