Elektromotive Wins £1.2m R.O.I Charging Point Contract
Beginning this December and continuing into early 2012, the roll-out forms part of an ambitious plan to make EVs a major part of the Republic of Ireland’s green transport strategy.
The UK-based EV recharging point manufacturer will supply 200 highly advanced “twin-head” Elektrobay charging stations as part of the €1.2 million deal, with the installations carried out by the company’s partner, Carra Ireland. Each Elektrobay is capable of charging two EVs simultaneously and will add to the burgeoning network of chargers that Elektromotive has supplied to the Republic of Ireland over the past two years.
Calvey Taylor-Haw, managing director of Elektromotive, said: ‘Winning this significant order from the ESB is something of a personal achievement for me. I have spent over four years working with Carra Ireland to ensure that our advanced Elektrobay chargers are the best for the “ecars” project, and I consider the team at the ESB to be some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic people in the EV industry today. It is great that the organisation has recognised that Elektromotive can deliver the right product for its network.’
Prince Hakeem Jefri Bolkiah, chairman and chief executive officer of Elektromotive Group, commented: ‘The ESB has put an enormous amount of work into specifying exactly what equipment the “ecars” charging network requires and this will become a showcase EV network from which other countries can learn. It is also further proof that Elektromotive is at the cutting edge of the green transport revolution.’
Delivery and installation of the first batch of 21kwh three-phase Elektrobay chargers is scheduled to begin at the start of December, with plans to expand the network to around 1,500 public charging sockets.