Mer has installed 11 fast charging points at the Port of Tyne, to support the transition of the port’s van fleet to battery power and provide workplace charging for employees.
The roll-out includes 7kW charging points at the authority’s headquarters at Maritime House in South Shields where the EV infrastructure specialist has replaced an older charging post.
There is also a new a dual 7kW charger at the Port of Tyne’s main ferry terminal building on the northern side of the river.
The Mer Connect platform provides automated charge point management, and the ability to set tariffs, as well as reporting functionality.
Its app enables users to access the chargers, including taking payments if tariffs are in use.
In 2019 Port of Tyne launched its Tyne 2050 strategy, with an ambition to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030 and to electrify the entire port by 2040.
Dominique Davies, Group Procurement Manager for Port of Tyne, said, “Mer listened to what we wanted and delivered cost-effective EV charging solutions tailored to our needs – for both our own fleet and for workplace charging.
“The Mer Connect software and app enables us to get the best possible usage out of our chargers, by making them accessible to both our van users and our employees.”
Karl Anders, Managing Director of Mer, said, “Ports around the UK are looking at installing more chargers to meet the needs of their own EV fleets and growing demand for workplace charging from employees.
“At Mer we have developed a successful blueprint by providing a comprehensive, end-to-end service that makes this process both simple and cost-effective.”