SSE Energy opens first ultra-rapid charging hub

In Glasgow, Scotland, SSE Energy Solutions has opened its first ultra-rapid EV charging hub. The hub is part of an initiative to deliver 300 hubs across the UK and Ireland in the next five years.

The first hub has six charging bays and is located on Glasgow’s Castlebank Street. The company says the hub should provide a reliable charging facility for local fleets and residents.

The company estimates at least 60,000 charges could take place at the hub each year. The Glasgow hub is supplied by green energy and features ultra-rapid charging facilities of up to 150 kilowatts (kW) which the company says can put drivers back on the road within 20 to 40 minutes of plugging in.

Kevin WelsteadEV Sector Director, SSE Energy Solutions, said: “It’s vital that we face the EV infrastructure challenge head-on if we’re to meet the ambitious decarbonisation targets agreed in Glasgow less than a year ago at COP26. The opening of our first ultra-rapid charging hub represents a major milestone in that journey, and we’re working quickly to build a network of easy-to-reach charging points that will serve communities and businesses across the UK and Ireland.”


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