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East Lothian Council rolls out new EV charging hubs

East Lothian Council is deploying six charging hubs in the county’s largest towns in partnership with Swarco eVolt.

In total, Swarco eVolt is supplying 45 charging units, including 11 of its rapid chargers across 28 sites in the county

The hubs are being introduced in Musselburgh, Tranent, Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick and Prestonpans, and will feature multiple charging units, including rapid chargers.

As well as the central town hubs, charging units are also being installed at car parks and on-street in a number of the county’s smaller towns and villages, including replacements of some older units. In total, Swarco eVolt will supply 45 charging units, including 11 of its rapid chargers, across 28 sites in the county.

Ryan Robertson, roads officer at East Lothian Council, said: “Our aim is to promote the use of EV’s to the residents of East Lothian and provide them with the essential infrastructure they need to use and charge their EV’s, including in some of the most rural areas in the county. And that requires a reliable supplier, capable of fulfilling our plans.

“Swarco eVolt came well recommended and were selected after a thorough due diligence process. So far they’ve been fantastic. We have a local maintenance engineer who is always available to provide support and first-class customer service.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.