New EV charging hubs are in the process of being developed at Dundee’s three main multi-storey car parks: Green Market, Olympia and Bell Street. Once completed, the three multi-storey hubs will double the number of charge points available in the city. The sites have been chosen to encourage commuters to charge during the day and residents of the nearby homes to charge their EV at night.
When all three charging hubs are open, they will provide an extra 60 charge point connections across the city. As more than 50% of the population don’t have a driveway or off-street parking to enable EV charging, this development will allow those households to consider an EV as a feasible choice in the future. The Multi-storey EV charging hubs project was awarded funding as part of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund established by Transport Scotland from funds awarded under European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 programme and Transport Scotland funding to support an increased proportion on ultra-low emission vehicles on Scotland’s roads.
The Drive Dundee Hub was awarded funding as part of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund established by Transport Scotland from funds awarded under European Regional Development Fund 2014- 2020 programme and Transport Scotland funding, to support an increased proportion of ultra-low emission vehicles on Scotland’s roads.
The uptake of electric vehicles is being supported by a number of other programmes, delivered by Energy Saving Trust and funded by Transport Scotland, including interest-free loans to purchase electric vehicles. Further information at https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans/electric-vehicle-loan
#Green Market opened in September 2019.
This is the first of three multistory hubs built in Dundee. The hub, which is situated at the top level of Greenmarket multi-storey car park, has 20 charging bays, with 7kw chargers, as well as solar canopies across the bays which provide up to 41kw of energy.
The hub also has an innovative battery storage system, so power created by the solar panels can be saved and used at a later time. The hub also uses a central system to control the charging points, an innovative development that is cheaper to manufacture and add to when necessary.
It also boasts dynamic load management, which shifts supply of energy depending how many vehicles are charging.
Due to open Summer 2020