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East Lothian launches new charging hub

Mark Moran
23 October 2020
The Wallyford Park & Choose hub features 18 charging stations
The Wallyford Park & Choose hub features 18 charging stations

 

East Lothian Council has installed 18 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at a new Charging Hub at the Wallyford Park & Choose site.  

Wallyford Park & Choose, which is managed by the council, has 300 free parking spaces. It provides drivers with access to bus and rail services running into Edinburgh city centre and other destinations.

Located just off the A1 trunk road, the hub would also a place for EV drivers topping up on longer journeys north and south.

The new hub features 18 charging stations, including two of SWARCO eVolt’s 150kW high power chargers to cater for both destination and journey charging.

East Lothian Council has invested heavily in EV infrastructure over the past 18 months, with 83 publicly accessible charging points now installed across the region, which will reach 100 by the end of 2020.

Last year, SWARCO eVolt installed 45 charging units across 28 sites in the county, including central hubs in each of East Lothian’s largest towns, as well as rural towns and villages.

Ryan Robertson, EV infrastructure officer at East Lothian Council, said: “We are fully committed to providing the residents and businesses of East Lothian with more access to essential and reliable charging infrastructure.  This is something we want to continue to invest in.

“As a hugely popular and vital transport service for the local communities, with both bus and rail links into Edinburgh city centre and further afield, Wallyford Park & Choose is the ideal location for this strategic charging hub.”

 
 
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