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BT Group powers up first EV charger transformed from a green cabinet

Startup incubation hub Etc. makes charger available to residents in East Lothian, Scotland

Mark Moran
03 May 2024
A BT charger
A BT charger in Lothian
A BT charger in Lothian


BT Group has installed its first EV chargepoint powered from a street cabinet, marking the first phase of trials which could lead to the wider upgrade of cabinet units across the UK.

The charger is powered by a BT Group owned cabinet of the type traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling. The installation forms part of a nationwide pilot looking at solutions to the shortfall in public EV charging infrastructure. The project is being operated by Etc., which is BT’s start-up...

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