New fast-charging points for battery-powered taxis installed in Dundee

One of the new eVolt BPV fast charger points for battery powered private hire taxis in Dundee.
One of the new eVolt BPV fast charger points for battery powered private hire taxis in Dundee.

eVolt –  the national supplier of charging units for battery powered vehicles (BPVs) –  has installed the latest versions of its rapid charging units for a new hub to help Dundee City Council promote electric taxi use.

eVolt has installed four Raption 50kW Rapid Chargers and three 22kW eVolve chargers at the new hub at Aimer Square.

The Rapid Chargers are capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously at full power in approximately 30 minutes.

This is the first of three rapid charging hubs to be introduced in Dundee in 2018 through the Brit-Gov  Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Go Ultra Low programme.

Dundee council selected the locations based on commuter routes and also following a questionnaire sent to the city’s taxi drivers considering their opinions on where the hubs should be sited.

A further two Rapid Chargers will be installed at Aimer Square later this year. The other two hubs will also be completed this year, with four Rapid Chargers and two eVolve chargers being installed at Queen Street car park, and six Rapid Chargers and three eVolve chargers being installed on Prince’s Street in the city centre.  

Justin Meyer, General Manager of eVolt UK, said: “With more than100 charge points –  including the busiest Rapid Chargers in Scotland – Dundee is leading the way for BPVs.

“We are proud to be supporting the council’s project to lower emissions and increase the number of EV taxis by providing highly reliable and efficient charging units for these hubs.”

22 May 2018

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