Rapid charging company Fastned has opened the biggest ultra-rapid charging hub for EVs in Scotland at a site in Hamilton.
The facility, located at the Palace Grounds Retail Park just off the A72 and near the M74 in South Lanarkshire, comprises eight chargers.
Each of them is supplied by 100% renewable energy and is capable of adding up to 300 miles of range to fully-electric cars in 20 minutes.
It is Fastned’s tenth charging hub in the UK and will serve the fast-growing community of EV drivers in the area.
A highly visible solar canopy helps EV drivers to locate the site and stay dry while charging.
Ultra-rapid chargers, as well as a range of payment methods, mean drivers can charge with confidence and get back on the road as quickly as possible.
The hub was part-funded by the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and is also supported through the European Regional Development Programme.
Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager and Network Development Manager for Fastned said, “Scotland has long been at the forefront of the UK’s transition to a greener future, and transport is no exception.
“We are delighted to be helping with this transition. Our new station, currently Scotland’s largest ultra-rapid charging station, will bring fast, reliable and easily accessible charging to the area.”
Jenny Gilruth MSP, Transport Minister for Scotland said, “Through our draft vision for the public electric vehicle charging network, we’ve outlined that public and private sector partnerships will be key in attracting investment and scaling provision at pace.
“This new station from Fastned, with its striking design and powered by renewable energy, is a fantastic example of what can be delivered by industry.