In Dundee, we pride ourselves on being Scotland’s leading city in the adoption, promotion and operation of electric vehicles.
We are excited to announce that Dundee City Council have been awarded funding as part of an Innovate UK project led by Urban Foresight and in partnership with Plymouth City Council.
Together we aim to design, build, install, educate and trial innovative pop up chargers in the two cities. We are excited to share and learn from this trial of what could be the future of on street charging solution.
The £3million project aims to trial innovative pop-up Electric Vehicle charger that are built into the ground and only rise up when in use, providing a safe and discreet charging solution for EV drivers who don’t have access to off street parking The UEOne chargepoints are designed for convenient kerbsite parking for use by residents, visitors and commuters. By encouraging the update of electric vehicls in our city we aim to improve air quality and by using renewable energy, and reduce CO2 emissions. When not in use, the pop-up chargers integrate seamlessly into the ground. The UEOne Smart Phone App will enable EV users to charge their cars simply and conveniently while parked on street.
The first pop-up chargers were installed in September 2020 and the trial will last up until March 2022 when all 26 chargers will be in the ground. During this period, we hope to learn about the charging technologies and gain more information on the user experience.
As the project progress we will be updating this page every step of the way. With photos, locations, videos and a FAQ box.
For more information about our partners check out their websites-
Urban Foresight – https://urbanforesight.org/
Plymouth City Council – https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/cleanstreets
Urban Electric – https://www.urbanelectric.london/
Co-Wheels - https://www.co-wheels.org.uk/
Appy Way - https://appyway.com/