Gallery: Prince Charles’s Eco-Village Knockroon Will Feature Car Charge...


His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is planning an eco-village in East Ayrshire, Scotland, called Knockroon, and electric car charging infrastructure will be a key element. The plan, involving 700 homes to be built over 15 years, hopes to demonstrate that electric and hybrid vehicles can be a viable solution for rural communities by pre-installing EV chargers in every home. Also on offer is a diesel or hybrid car sharing program residents will automatically be enrolled in upon moving to Knockroon.

Knockroon is 40 miles from Glasgow and 90 miles from Edinburgh, which means a resident could make it to either city on a single charge of a Nissan LEAF. But just to allay range anxieties, Prince Charles is planning to install a car charging station halfway between the Knockroon and Edinburgh.

What we love is how quaint and traditional this future-tech village manages to look in the architectural plans. Check out our gallery to see more of the lovely Scottish village.

+ Knockroon

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Lead Image: Revolve Eco-Rally


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1 Comment

  1. CLK3RD June 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Absolutely blows my mind that the renderings look like homes builit in the 1700’s. Unless you were attempting to
    create tourist attraction depicting how things were before electricity why would one build a new village that looks like the Queen’s great great grandfather slept there.

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