Iona Sayer at Inverkip site

FOR:EV continues expansion with new retail charging sites

Nic Ryan

22 rapid charge points will be going live at four retail sites across Scotland -  at Sainsbury’s Inverkip in Inverclyde, Toolstation Montrose, Tesco Express on Great Northern Road, Aberdeen and South Harbour Road retail park in Fraserburgh.

FOR:EV has established an ongoing relationship with Cedarwood Asset Management Ltd, which owns or manages the sites; there is potential to develop EV charging hubs at other locations in the future.

Installation of three dual charging points (with 6 connectors) at Inverkip and two dual charging points (4 connectors) at Montrose is now complete, with work due to start at Aberdeen and Fraserburgh in the coming months, with both sites having 3 dual charge points with 6 connectors installed.

"Having previously delivered EV charging capability across several of our retail sites, I was already aware of the benefits it brings to both the tenant businesses and their customers,” said Paul Jenkins, director at Cedarwood Asset Management Ltd.

“After being introduced to FOR:EV by a mutual contact, I found the team excellent to work with, so agreeing deals with them on these four sites was an easy decision.

“It’s great to see our first two sites complete and welcoming their first customers.”

FOR:EV shares a live data partnership with Zapmap, meaning that the users of the Zapmap app and web map can view the live status and availability of FOR:EV charge points at any time, making planning for EV charging even simpler. 



Iona Sayer at Sainsbury's Inverkip

Iona Sayer, FOR:EV Customer Experience Manager at Sainsbury's Inverkip


“Part of our mission is to provide reliable, user-friendly EV charging infrastructure across the length and breadth of Scotland,” said FOR:EV’s Business Development Manager, Calum Wallace.

“These four new hubs will bring our EV charging provision to more locations in the north-east, and to Inverclyde for the first time.

“We’re seeing a lot of interest from retail businesses and landowners just now, who are recognising that providing EV owners with the opportunity to charge while they shop will help them attract new customers.”

As Scotland’s only private charge point operator, FOR:EV is backed by funding from the Scottish National Investment Bank. These new sites form part of the firm’s ambitious plans to create a network of over 1,700 high-quality, accessible electric vehicle charging points at 600 public sites across the UK. 

The plans focus on public destination charging points, with FOR:EV keen to partner with single-site and multi-site landowners, as well as local authorities.