Evolt wins £1.8m EV charging installation in Dundee
Published: 16 November, 2016
Evolt has won a £1.8 million contract for the first phase of work on three new charging hubs in Dundee with additional charging infrastructure in the region.
The company has installed more than 1,000 charge points in the past and been selected to the Energy Saving Trust’s national framework to deliver public and private EV charging.
Now Dundee is creating three dedicated areas for charging electric vehicles. Each hub will be equipped with Evolt’s charging systems including a combination of Rapid and Fast charging units that can charge two electric vehicles (EVs) simultaneously to 80% battery charge in 30 minutes and an hour respectively.
Each hub will have solar panels to feed Evolt’s energy storage system, which harnesses the power of second life EV and hybrid battery packs. Storing energy reduces the heavy load placed on the power grid when EVs are charging simultaneously.
A further four Rapid chargers and seven 14 Fast chargers will be installed at additional locations outside of the City centre to provide a network that supports existing EV users while encouraging further take up. All of Evolt’s units will be connected to the national ChargePace Scotland network.
Dundee is the first of the eight Go Ultra Low Cities to award a contract following the announcement of £40 million of Government funding earlier this year. Evolt was successful with its bid following a competitive tender exercise, and is working with British Gas as its installation partner.
Fraser Crichton, transport manager for Dundee City Council, said: ‘We have worked with Evolt for the last five years on charging infrastructure in Dundee and are delighted to continue our relationship to develop some exciting and innovative charging hubs across the city and surrounding area.’
Justin Meyer, general manager for Evolt, said ‘This Framework Contract is a key win for the company and builds upon Evolt’s successes in Scotland. The quality and proven reliability of our hardware, coupled with dedicated local servicing expertise, makes us a driving force in the Scottish eMobility marketplace.’
Evolt has supplied 24 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities with its systems.