Three EV charge points have been installed by eVolt for a Kirkaldy-based taxi company to keep its five new Nissan Leafs running. The work has been carried out for Taxi Central, which has been supported by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and Transport Scotland.
One rapid charger and wto 7kW wall points have been installed, allowing the company to charge a Leaf to 80% in less than 30 minutes or a full charge in around five hours respectively.
Mike Brown, Owner of Taxi Central, said: “This charging structure is working excellently, and ensures that our new EVs are well-supported. We are a 24-hour business and conscious of our environmental foot print. EVs are cheaper to run in the long-term and have a lower maintenance cost, particularly since our taxis travel over 1,000 miles a week.
“eVolt’s chargers are high quality and very reliable, the installation was efficient, and its support network of local engineers gives me peace of mind that should there be a problem, it will be quickly resolved.”
Matthew Eastwood, Head of Transport – Scotland at EST, says EST is pleased to have provided grant funding on behalf of Transport Scotland to support this installation: “By facilitating the introduction of EVs into the Taxi Central fleet, these charge points will help Kirkcaldy’s residents experience the benefits of EVs, reduce their exposure to harmful emissions and support the Scottish Government’s aim of decarbonising Scotland’s road transport.”
Stephen Rennie, Business Development Manager – Scotland at eVolt, said: “More and more businesses are bringing EVs into their fleets as they are seeing its benefits in affordability and sustainability. Firms like Taxi Central understand and appreciate that eVolt chargers perform reliably and quickly when used multiple times, and help protect the environment as well as revenues.”