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Forev to develop fast charging network in Scotland with help of Swarco eVolt

EV charging infrastructure start-up Forev has signed up Swarco eVolt as charging technology and service partner to support its plans for rapid charger network in Scotland.

The tie-up has been announced at this year’s Cenex-LCV2019

According to Forev CEO and founder Lindsay Wallace, more than 45% of the population in Scotland don’t having access to home charging and the firms says installing fast chargers on busy public sites is the best solution, backed up by 100% accredited clean energy.

The tie-up with Swarco eVolt, announced at this year’s Cenex LCV-19 event, will use Swarco evolt’s dual outlet 22kW and 50kW chargers across the Forev network and follows Forev’s work to look for a technology partner with a broad range of charging points to meet different vehicle needs and whose hardware is already proven.

“Swarco eVolt gives us all of this and more,” said Wallace. “It has the largest share of the Scottish EV charging market and is highly regarded by the Energy Saving Trust and Transport Scotland, as well as existing EV owners. As well as providing the technology, Swarco eVolt will also provide the service and maintenance support to guarantee a >98% uptime and use E.Connect, its back office operating system to monitor their equipment 24/7.”

As well as the dual outlet 22kW and 50kW chargers offered through the Forev network,

Swarco eVolt’s technology includes lamp post charging and 7kW AC chargers, and 150kW+ rapid chargers. Latest technology includes digital display screens and contactless payment functionality, as well as a DC/AC controller and receiver solution that enables several charge points to be controlled by a single unit.

Justin Meyer, general manager of Swarco eVolt, commented: “Lindsay and his experienced team have an exciting vision for the future and we are pleased to be playing our part in helping them achieve their ambition. Reliability is a key element of customer service and the customer experience, and the feedback from Scottish drivers to our technology is already exceptional.”

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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.