On-street charging tech gets government funding

Trojan Energy has been awarded almost £500,000 from the Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund for on-street charging for electric vehicles.

Following the news, Scotland’s Innovation Minister Richard Lochhead visited the Aberdeen headquarters of Trojan Energy which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains a flat and flush charging system which sits in the pavement and enables multiple charging points to be deployed in the street.

The Scottish Government funding, awarded through Scottish Enterprise, will go towards a £2 million project to scale up development, research new products, and expand the company’s workforce.

Mr Lochhead said: “Trojan Energy encapsulates how we can build on the oil and gas industry’s expertise and ingenuity to transition to a clean energy future.

“Tackling the challenges of growing Scotland’s charging network is a perfect example of how the Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund is supporting companies develop, expand or adopt technology that will help us achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2045.”

CEO of Trojan Energy Ian Mackenzie said: “The Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund has allowed us to on-shore more of our manufacturing to Scotland and to accelerate investment in R&D and technology development. The fund is a great example of the public sector working in collaboration with the private sector to anchor green jobs and green manufacturing here in Scotland.”

Head of Investment at Scottish Enterprise Paul Funnell said: “The decarbonisation of transport is among Scotland’s key economic opportunities and an area where we have the potential to be a world leader. Trojan’s unique technology means it is primed for growth and well positioned to expand into international markets.”

Image from Trojan Energy

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