Scotland’s strongest EV charging hub confirmed for Dundee

AN ENERGY infrastructure professional is ready to put in Scotland’s strongest electrical automobile (EV) charging hub in Dundee. 

SSE Power Options will construct one ultra-rapid EV charging hub at Myrekirk roundabout, and a second hub within the metropolis’s Kingsway West space with building awaiting full planning permission.

The Myrekirk roundabout will function a complete of 24 ultra-rapid charging bays, eight of which will likely be powered by 360-kilowatt cost items, the primary publicly accessible hub anyplace in Scotland to function cost items this highly effective.

Moreover, the undertaking will embrace a inexperienced roof populated with sedum vegetation to reinforce the biodiversity of the positioning and assist to filter pollution out of the air.

For the Kingsway West hub, SSE is exploring – for the primary time within the UK – the choice to set up canopies long-established from previous wind turbine blades.

Heliox is a market chief in fast charging options whose know-how will likely be put in as a part of the charging infrastructure situated on the Myrekirk roundabout hub.

The blades are being repurposed by Scottish firm, ReBlade – whose design is patent pending – and SSE anticipates becoming extra such canopies on future EV charging hubs.

The vitality infrastructure professional plans to construct 500 ultra-rapid EV charging hubs powered by traceable, renewable vitality within the UK and Eire by 2030 with a number of websites already beneath building.

Nevertheless, issues stay that charging infrastructure is just not conserving tempo with electrical automobile gross sales, regardless of a rise of 33% in a yr of public electrical automobile charging gadgets put in within the UK, based on Zapmap.

Kevin Welstead, EV Sector Director at SSE Power Options, stated: “Town of Dundee has proven nice dedication to putting in EV charging infrastructure.

“The Myrekirk hub represents our gold commonplace, a design we need to replicate throughout the nation. 

“With EV gross sales rising exponentially they’ll take up a major proportion of our nation’s whole electrical energy demand over the approaching years.”

Fiona Lindsay, Managing Director of ReBlade, stated: “It is a ground-breaking undertaking that demonstrates how sensible round makes use of may be discovered for turbine blade waste because it begins to return down in quantity.”

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