Energy infrastructure expert, SSE Energy Solutions, is installing Scotland’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Dundee.
The Myrekirk roundabout site will feature a total of 24 ultra-rapid charging bays with a total capacity of almost two and a half megawatts.
Eight of the bays will be powered by 360-kilowatt charge units, capable of delivering up to 60 miles of range in just three minutes, believed to be the first publicly accessible hub anywhere in Scotland to feature charge units this powerful.
The remaining 16 bays will feature 150-kilowatt charge units, sufficient to deliver just under 8 miles of range per minute of charging to a standard family car. Additionally, the project will feature a green roof populated with sedum plants to enhance the biodiversity of the site. Green roofs provide habitats for insects and birds and help to filter pollutants out of the air.
The Myrekirk roundabout ultra-rapid EV charging hub is one of two being installed by SSE in Dundee, with construction of a second hub in the city’s Kingsway West area awaiting full planning permission.
The Kingsway West hub will feature 8 charging bays with 150-kilowatt charge units and will also feature curb-less charging areas to ensure accessibility for all.
In what would be a UK first, SSE is exploring the option to install, subject to planning permission, canopies for the Kingsway West hub fashioned from old wind turbine blades.
The blades are being repurposed by Scottish company, ReBlade, whose design is patent pending, and SSE anticipates fitting more such canopies on future EV charging hubs.
SSE plans to build 500 ultra-rapid EV charging hubs powered by traceable, renewable energy in the UK and Ireland by 2030 with several sites already under construction. The first hub, at Castlebank in Glasgow, opened in September of last year.
Data provided by the electric vehicle and charging point platform Zapmap shows that as of the 1st of April there were 40,150 public electric vehicle charging devices installed in the UK, an increase of 33% in a year. However, concerns remain that charging infrastructure is not keeping pace with electric vehicle sales.
Heliox is a market leader in rapid charging solutions whose technology will be installed as part of the charging infrastructure located at the Myrekirk roundabout hub. The company’s Senior Business Development Manager, Lee Johnson, said:
ReBlade is the UK’s only specialist wind turbine blade and nacelle decommissioning service. Blade handling experts, they specialise in cutting, transporting, repurposing, and recycling decommissioned wind turbine blades. Launched in Scotland in 2021 by husband-and-wife Fiona and Steven Lindsay, ReBlade is tackling the global blade-waste challenge head-on by combining decades of renewables industry experience, with an approach that’s rooted in circular and sustainable values.
For more information visit www.reblade.co.uk
Heliox Energy is a global company that provides smart energy management solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). We are one of the market leaders in fast charging systems for public transport, e-trucks, marine, mining and port equipment. Heliox has over 250 employees and operates in over 20 countries. Heliox's solutions are tailored and scalable within a fast-changing e-mobility landscape.
Heliox's mission is to "provide future-proof rapid charging solutions that power a cleaner tomorrow." We are committed to helping businesses and governments transition to a more sustainable future by providing innovative and reliable EV charging solutions.
For more information visit www.heliox-energy.com
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