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Electric plans on track for Powerstar

17th August 2016
Anna Flockett

 

Purchasing a fleet of four new electrically powered road vehicles, Powerstar is on track to have all its road vehicles electrically powered by 2018. Whilst continuing to develop its range of energy saving technologies, the investment comes as part of a wider strategy, to actively reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions as a company.

Powerstar’s electric vehicles will be fully integrated with the company’s latest Virtue energy storage range of EV chargers, which provide both an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), alongside issuing a fast charge to connected cars.

The company is installing Virtue EV charging stations at its facility in Sheffield, to showcase its capabilities. The stations will not only be able to charge all the cars in Powerstar’s fleet, but will also be available to guests and act as a demonstration tool for potential clients. The Virtue EV testing solutions add to the company’s already established voltage optimisation and energy storage demonstration systems.

To officially launch its EV solutions, Powerstar will be hosting a product open day, in the coming months. The event will give people a chance to see the units during operation, in order to acquire a greater understanding of how the technology functions.

Commenting on the introduction of the electric vehicles Dr. Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director for Powerstar (pictured left) said: “We are always looking for ways to reduce the company’s carbon emissions and with the development of our own Virtue EV energy storage fast charging system, it was a logical step to invest in a fleet of electric road vehicles.”

Mardapittas added that virtue EV energy storage charging units are an enabling technology that will assist the UK towards moving to a greater uptake of electric vehicles. “We look forward to supporting the growth of the country’s electric vehicle infrastructure, as it becomes more intelligently integrated.”

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