Evolt installs more EV charge points in Scotland

Published:  11 August, 2016

Evolt has installed a series of Rapid and Fast electric vehicle (EV) charge points on the west Scotland mainland and the Isle of Mull, having won a competitive tender from Argyll and Bute Council.

The new network of seven Rapid and two Fast chargers is the council’s first publicly available EV charging infrastructure, funded by Transport Scotland through a Government-led initiative that helps to promote the use of EVs in Scotland.

Evolt has now provided more than 1,100 charge points for 24 local authorities as well as private businesses, including taxi companies.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for roads and amenity services, councillor Ellen Morton, said: ‘Evolt gave us the confidence that it would be fully in control and understood the challenges of supplying and installing an EV charge point infrastructure to a highly remote region, which included two charge points on the Isle of Mull.’

Justin Meyer, general manager of Evolt, said its experience in installing systems at remote locations was key to its success in winning the contract:

‘The council recognised our previous work on remote islands such as Harris, South Uist and Shetland, as well as our ability to manage and service systems in a cost-efficient and timely manner.’

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