Four new EV rapid chargers and three new 22 kW fast units have been installed in Dundee to help support electric taxi use in the city.
Installed by eVolt for Dundee City Council, as part of the city’s Go Ultra Low Cities programme, the new charge points have been installed at Aimer Square, following consultation with the taxi drivers.
It is one of three rapid charging hubs due to be made live this year, with the locations picked to suit commuter routes and likely charging destinations.
Fraser Crichton, Transport Officer at Dundee City Council, said: “The Rapid Chargers have been in use at Aimer Square since the beginning of April and have already been used over 700 times in the 10 days since opening, including over 100 different users. There are currently 94 pure electric taxis in use in Dundee and we hope to see more drivers make the transition.
“We have worked together with eVolt for a number of years now and have found the products to be high-quality and extremely reliable. They have always provided us with excellent customer service and support.”
Justin Meyer, General Manager of eVolt UK, commented: “With over 100 charge points, including the busiest Rapid Chargers in Scotland, Dundee is leading the way for EV. 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.”
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.