New EV charging hubs are now either completed or nearing completion at Dundee’s three main multi-storey car parks: Greenmarket, Olympia and Gellatly Street. Once all are 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 the last of three charging hubs is open, they will collectively 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 the 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 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 the 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
#Greenmarket opened in September 2019.
This is the first of three multi-storey hubs built in Dundee. The hub, which is situated at the top level of Greenmarket's 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 power.
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 the supply of energy depending on how many vehicles are charging.
#Olympia opened in January 2021
The hub is situated at the top level of the Olympia multi-storey car park and has 20 bays and 10 x 7kW chargers, all powered by solar array.
It also boasts an innovative battery storage system and benefits from dynamic load management.
#GellatlyStreet opened in February 2022
The hub is located at the top level of the Gellatly Street multi-storey car park and features 20 parking bays with 10 x 22kW chargers, which are powered by the solar array located at the site.