FOR EV charging hubs for Network Rail Scotland


FOR EV has completed the first of two major EV charging hub installations in a project that will support Network Rail Scotland in electrifying its operational fleet.

The company has installed a combination of AC and DC charging technology at sites in Irvine and Cowlairs, Glasgow, designed specifically for the complex operational needs of Network Rail Scotland.

These charging hubs have the capacity to charge 56 fleet vehicles simultaneously and include load-balancing technology.

The first EV charging hub at Irvine was delivered in just nine weeks with the support of utilities contractor, Energy Assets, with uninterrupted access 24/7 during installation to ensure the site was fully operational for Network Rail Scotland.

It forms part of Network Rail’s National Road Fleet Transformation Programme (NRFTP), which will see its fleet cars and vans transition to zero emission vehicles.

FOR EV’s solution for fleet owners and operators includes grid connection, installation, service and maintenance, insurance, 24/7 support and comprehensive management information reporting.

Lindsay Wallace, FOR EV’s Executive Director, Sales & Innovations Europe, said, “We’ve developed a strong working relationship and created a bespoke and beneficial solution for Network Rail Scotland.

“It enabled us to deliver a complex project on time and budget to the highest possible standards of compliance.”

Wendi Wheeler, Principal Environment & Social Value Manager at Network Rail Scotland said, “Providing the infrastructure in our operational depots, to enable our road fleet’s transition to zero emission, is a challenge.

“We decided to look at things differently in Scotland, drawing in expertise and funding from outside of Network Rail to deliver charging infrastructure quicker and cheaper than it would otherwise have been.”


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