EO Charging, a UK charger manufacturer, has been selected as the London EV Company’s (LEVC) official charging partner in Scotland. EO will supply and install ‘smart’ home charging points across the country.
As part of an exclusive deal worked out with EO Charging, owners of LEVC vehicles will be offered an EO Mini Pro, a small EV home smart charging unit. As LEVC opens its first dealership in Glasgow, Scotland, the British company looks to capitalise on increasing regional demand for commercial vehicles.
Ryan Spillane, Head of Commercial Sales at EO Charging, said: “Scotland introduced its first low-emission zone (LEZ) in Glasgow last year, a clear indication of the country’s commitment to reducing congestion and improving air quality. With plans being drawn up for low-emission zones in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen – taxi and commercial vehicle drivers need to think carefully about the next vehicle they purchase.”
The EO Mini Pro is designed and manufactured in Britain and OLEV approved. 65 LEVC electric taxis are already currently operating across Scotland. OLEV approval allows electric taxi drivers to claim the UK government-funded ‘Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme’, which reduces the cost of installing a charger by up to 75%.
Richard Turnbull, Head of EV Infrastructure at LEVC, said: “‘Smart’ Home Charging provides our customers with a range of benefits including the ability to schedule charging and take advantage of off-peak energy tariffs, which is especially important to commercial vehicle operators. LEVC is delighted to be partnering with EO Charging who will deliver tailored end to end ‘Smart’ home charging solutions which meet the needs of LEVC’s valued customers in Scotland.”
EO Charging already enjoys partnerships with Uber, Addison Lee, Sainsbury’s Online and Gnewt Cargo, which operates London’s largest fully electric final-mile delivery fleet. LEVC is known for making the UK’s first electric taxis, that have since also become an export hit in cities like Hamburg and Paris. In the meantime, the company has added electric vans to its repertoire.
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