Rapid chargers to utilise solar and storage in Dundee’s ‘first of its kind’ project

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Rapid electric vehicle chargers have been added to a solar and storage hub in Dundee to utilise the clean electricity generation and batteries to charge the city’s fleet of electric vehicles.

EVolt has installed six of its Raption 50kW Rapid Chargers, capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously in approximately 30 minutes, and three 22kW eVolve chargers. They will be used alongside other chargers to make use of the generationn from the 36kWp solar canopies at the site and join the 60kW/90kWh E-STOR system from Connected Energy, which uses second life batteries from Renault.

Justin Meyer, general manager of eVolt UK, said: “This is the first hub of its kind, combining EV charging, solar canopies and energy storage, we are proud to be supporting Dundee Council’s project to lower emissions and to encourage more people to make the switch to sustainable e-mobility.”

The hub, which offers 18 parking bays beneath the solar canopies, is located on Princes Street in Dundee city centre. It is the second of three to be built in Dundee using £5 million awarded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) under the Go Ultra Low programme.

Fraser Crichton, transport officer at Dundee City Council, said the hub was a landmark development for the city.

“We are so excited to have completed our latest EV infrastructure project as we continue to drive our e-mobility vision. With over 100 pure electric taxis in the city this hub will be vital to support our taxi fleet as well as benefitting the wider EV community.”