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10th April 2017
Rapid EV charger completes an 80% charge in 30 minutes

Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging business, eVolt, has launched its third-generation rapid charger, the Raption 50, which uses modular power technology for enhanced reliability and performance. eVolt is the eMobility brand of the SWARCO Group. Traditionally, rapid chargers operate via a single power pack, rendering a charger out of use if the power unit fails. The Raption 50, however, uses modular power technology with four individual power p...

23rd March 2017
Encouraging employees to embrace EVs

The number of drivers converting to electric vehicles (EVs) can be significantly increased by simply giving employees access to charge points at work, according to eVolt and National Grid. The latest data from National Grid House, the Warwick-based operational HQ of National Grid, shows a 334% uplift in the use of its charge points, which were installed as a viability project in April 2016. Employees now have access to six 7kW dual outlet ch...

13th March 2017
First EV installed at a residential property in the UK

The first eVolt smart electric vehicle (EV) charge point has been installed at a residential property outside Nottingham for the Electric Nation trial, which is seeking to find a smart charging solution that will better manage local level power distribution at peak times.

17th November 2016
EV charging points to be installed across Dundee

Dundee City Council is moving ahead with development in electric vehicles by awarding the first phase of works estimated at £1.8m to SWARCO Group’s eMobility brand, Evolt.

15th November 2016
Evolt wins first Go Ultra Low City contract

Evolt, the SWARCO Group’s eMobility brand, has received the first phase of works estimated at £1.8 million by Dundee City Council to support three new charging ‘hubs’ in the city, along with an additional regional charging infrastructure. This follows its success in being awarded a place on a Framework and aims to boost the number of plug-in cars on Scottish roads.

3rd November 2016
Smart chargers selected for major nationwide trial

Evolt, the SWARCO Group’s eMobility brand, has been selected to provide its smart EV chargers for Electric Nation, a nationwide trial that is seeking to better understand the demand and impact that ‘at-home charging’ places on the local power distribution networks. Greater demand is being placed on power networks as the take up of EVs widens, EV battery sizes increase, and charging times get faster. This demand is particula...

8th September 2016
Exclusive London new build installs 38 EV charge points

One of London’s most high-profile and successful new mixed-use developments, Fitzroy Place in Fitzrovia, W1, has installed 38 Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points from Evolt. The developer of Fitzroy Place, Exemplar, appointed Evolt not only to supply and install single outlet AC wall mount charge points, but also the latest load distribution technology.

11th August 2016
Energy storage solution supports EV charging equipment

The nationwide Electric Vehicle (EV) charge point supplier, Evolt, is exhibiting four new products at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event, 14th–15th September at the Millbrook car testing facility in Bedford. The first live demonstration of its energy storage solution, e-Stor, which supports EV charging equipment will be shown. Harnessing the power from second-life EV batteries it stores electrical energy to charge electric vehicl...

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