New rapid chargers boost for M8 corridor EV drivers

New rapid chargers boost for M8 corridor EV drivers


Two new rapid charge points have been installed along the M8 by eVolt, providing key EV charging infrastructure between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The company’s Raption 50kW rapid chargers have been installed at Maxim Office Park, just off the M8, and they are supported by two dual-socket 7kW AC fast charge points. All of the new charge points are part of the ChargePlace Scotland network.

Craig Ritchie, Director at Maxim Office Park, said: “The rapid chargers are a great addition to the Park and our prominent location along one of Scotland’s busiest motorways will attract usage from motorists who commute between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“The Park already adopts eco-friendly measures including dedicated recycling points, biodiverse parklands and a comprehensive green travel plan, so hosting the EV chargers is another step towards Maxim being one of the greenest business parks in Scotland.”

Justin Meyer, General Manager of eVolt UK said: “The uptake of pure electric vehicles is growing twice as fast in Scotland as anywhere else in the UK. We are pleased, therefore, to be supporting drivers who are embracing sustainable E-Mobility by providing reliable charging technology where it is most needed.

“We hope that a strong and growing national network of charge points will encourage more drivers to consider a transition to an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle to reduce emissions.”

You can find the new points – and others on the ChargePlace Scotland network – on Zap-Map by using the network filters on desktop and app.