SWARCO eVolt was selected by the Scottish Council to supply EV charging units for the ongoing project to improve EV infrastructure in the county. SWARCO will supply a total of 45 charging units, including 11 rapid chargers across 28 locations.
The 11 rapid chargers feature double charging capabilities, and can charge “two vehicles simultaneously in 30 minutes”, according to the press release. Charging hubs are to be established in East Lothian’s six largest towns; Musselburgh, Tranent, Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick and Prestonpans. These locations will also receive the previously mentioned rapid chargers.
The rest of the chargers will be installed “at car parks and on-street in a number of the county’s smaller towns and villages.” In some instances, they will also serve to replace outdated existing infrastructure.
Ryan Robertson, Roads Officer at East Lothian Council, explained the choice of SWARCO as follows: “Our aim is to promote the use of EV’s to the residents of East Lothian and provide them with the essential infrastructure they need to use and charge their EV’s, including in some of the most rural areas in the county. And that requires a reliable supplier, capable of fulfilling our plans.”
Source: Press release via Email
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