FOR:EV rolls out rapid charging

Edinburgh-based electric charging firm FOR:EV is rolling out its rapid charging stations at four further retail locations across Scotland.

The four sites at a Sainsbury’s, Toolstation, Tesco Express and a retail park in Inverclyde, Aberdeen and Fraserburgh, and are all run by Cedarwood Asset Management and David Samuel Asset Management.

The installation at the Sainsbury’s site in Inverkip is complete with three dual charging points, with 6 connectors, and two dual charging points with 4 connectors at Montrose is also now complete.

Work is due to start at Aberdeen and Fraserburgh with both having 3 dual charging points and 6 connectors in the coming months. The rapid chargers at all four sites could charge a typical EV from 20% to 80% in 30 minutes. 

FOR:EV has established an ongoing relationship with Cedarwood Asset Management Ltd, which owns or manages around 17 sites across Scotland, creating the potential to develop EV charging hubs at other locations in the future.

Paul Jenkins, director at Cedarwood Asset Management Ltd said: “Having previously delivered EV charging capability across several of our retail sites, I was already aware of the benefits it brings to both the tenant businesses and their customers. After being introduced to FOR:EV by a mutual contact, I found the team excellent to work with, so agreeing deals with them on these four sites was an easy decision.  It’s great to see our first two sites complete and welcoming their first customers.”

FOR:EV’s Business Development Manager, Calum Wallace said: “Part of our mission is to provide reliable, user-friendly EV charging infrastructure across the length and breadth of Scotland. These four new hubs will bring our EV charging provision to more locations in the north-east, and to Inverclyde for the first time. 

“We’re seeing a lot of interest from retail businesses and landowners just now, who are recognising that providing EV owners with the opportunity to charge while they shop will help them attract new customers.”

Image courtesy of FOR:EV of Iona Sayer, the company’s customer experience manager, at the Inverkip site

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