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Connected Energy helps to drive forward EV project

The E-Stor system will be used to improve the business case and reinforce the environmental credentials of the project

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A CGI of the hub, which will be the flagship site for the Go Ultra Low Cities project
A CGI of the hub, which will be the flagship site for the Go Ultra Low Cities project

Evolt, the e-mobility brand of Swarco Group, has appointed Connected Energy to supply one of its E-Storage 60/90 energy storage systems to complement its electric vehicle (EV) charging ‘hub’ on Princes Street, Dundee.

 

The hub, a dedicated area for the charging of EVs, will be the flagship site of Dundee City Council’s Go Ultra Low Cities project.

 

The hub, which is due to be constructed in the spring of this year, will incorporate six rapid chargers and solar canopies alongside the 60kW, 90kWh E-Stor system.

 

The E-Stor system will be used to improve the business case and reinforce the environmental credentials of the project by managing the peak load, maximising the use of the solar energy to charge electric vehicles and taking advantage of differences in electricity cost throughout the day.

 

E-Stor energy storage systems utilise second life electric vehicle batteries to provide cost effective stationary energy storage so make a significant contribution to the sustainability of both electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

 

Evolt has secured the overall contract and will be managing installation.

 

“This is an important project for the city and it will take us to the next level when it comes to our charging infrastructure,” said Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee.

 

“Within the 26 square miles of perfection that is Dundee we will have a charging network second to none and working with skilled and efficient suppliers is a key part of that.”

 

“This is a landmark project in terms of the development of EV charging hubs in the UK so we are very pleased to be contributing to the development of the system and the supporting operational and business case,” added Matthew Lumsden, CEO of Connected Energy.

 

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