East Lothian Council has selected ITS (UK) member SWARCO’s subsidiary SWARCO eVolt to supply electric vehicle charging units for its current project to introduce a number of charging hubs across the county to provide essential infrastructure for EV drivers and lower emissions in the area.In total, SWARCO eVolt is supplying 45 charging units, including 11 of its Rapid Chargers capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously in 30 minutes, across 28 sites in the county.
A new central charging hub is being introduced in each of East Lothian’s six largest towns – Musselburgh, Tranent, Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick and Prestonpans – and will feature multiple charging units, including Rapid Chargers.
As well as the central town hubs, charging units are also being installed at car parks and on-street in a number of the county’s smaller towns and villages. In some cases, these installations include the replacement of older units to offer the latest available technology to local residents and other drivers.
Ryan Robertson, Roads Officer at East Lothian Council, says SWARCO eVolt’s positive reputation in Scotland made them an obvious choice: “Our aim is to promote the use of EV’s to the residents of East Lothian and provide them with the essential infrastructure they need to use and charge their EV’s, including in some of the most rural areas in the county. And that requires a reliable supplier, capable of fulfilling our plans.
“SWARCO eVolt came well recommended and were selected after a thorough due diligence process. So far they’ve been fantastic. We have a local maintenance engineer who is always available to provide support and first-class customer service.”
Justin Meyer, General Manager at SWARCO eVolt, says: “Scotland is leading the way for EV’s and EV infrastructure, so we are pleased to be supporting East Lothian Council and its project to promote the use and uptake of EV’s. We are pleased to see our proven and reliable charging units making a real difference to the local residents and visitors.”