Dundee maintains drive to expand BPV electricity re-charger network

An eVolt BPV re-charger in action
An eVolt BPV re-charger in action

While the rest of Scotland – and Britain – struggles to provide enough new chargers for battery-powered vehicles, Dundee is set to maintain its place as home to the most-frequently used BPV charger.

Demand for new BPVs is being held back by “massive gaps” in charging station locations across the country, according to a new survey by HSBC.

While around 47,000 BPV cars were registered in Britain last year, only 173 public charging points became available, the survey shows. The report found there were nearly 17,000 people in the UK for every public charge point, a ratio it said needed “urgent” attention.

eVolt UK, the nationwide supplier of BPV charging points, has installed the latest versions of its new rapid charging units at two Euro Garage sites in Dundee, which will join the growing Charge Place Scotland network.

The eVolt Raption 50kW Rapid Chargers are capable of charging two BPVs simultaneously at full power in approximately 30 minutes.  

Adam Patel, Assistant Project Manager, Energy Utilities, at Euro Garages said: “With over 130 Rapid Chargers installed across Scotland, eVolt’s knowledge and experience is unrivalled.”

“We currently have 19 sites across Scotland and may look to expand BPV charging infrastructure across more locations. We will carefully monitor these new charging units on a monthly basis and review their usage.”

See also:

Dundee leads Scottish league as home of the most-often used electric charger for battery-powered vehicles


27 Mar 2018

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