Aberdeen-based charging start-up, Trojan Energy, has secured a £500,000 grant from the Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund to further develop their on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging technology.
Scottish Government funding is administered through Scottish Enterprise. The funding will go towards Trojan Energy’s £2m project aimed at scaling its development, conducting research on new products, and expanding its workforce.
Trojan Energy specialises in designing, manufacturing, installing, and maintaining a flat and flush charging system that integrates into pavements.
On-street charge points offer a charging solution for residents who do not have access to off-street parking, or a suitable place to install a home charge point.
Trojan Energy designs flat and flush charging system that integrate into pavements
The design of Trojan Energy’s solution ensures that pavements remain clutter-free. Each charging system has the capacity to charge 15 EV’s simultaneously at up to 22kW.
“The decarbonization of transport is among Scotland’s key economic opportunities and an area where we have the potential to be a world leader,” said Paul Funnell, head of investment at Scottish Enterprise.
“Trojan’s unique technology means it is primed for growth and well positioned to expand into international markets.”
Since 2011, the Scottish Government has invested £65 million to support the development of public charging infrastructure in Scotland.
“The fund is a great example of the public sector working in collaboration with the private sector to anchor green jobs and green manufacturing here in Scotland,” said the CEO of Trojan Energy, Ian Mackenzie.
“Scotland is committed to reaching Net Zero by 2045, just over 20 years from now, and this represents both an immense opportunity and a huge challenge, with a global race now on to attract the low carbon businesses of the future and secure the jobs and opportunities that come with Energy Transition.”