Dundee City Council is a pioneer in electric vehicle (EV) adoption and has won multiple awards for its work in this field. The authority has electrified 25% of its fleet and eliminated all grey fleet car usage thanks to investing in 60 electric pool cars.
It has also recently started replacing its diesel vans with EVs and its electric fleet also covers refuse vehicles, an electric sweeper and two minibuses.
The council previously worked with Connected Energy to provide a battery energy storage system (BESS) at its Princes Street EV charging hub. Based on the successful project, the authority wished to include two further systems for its new hubs at the Clepington Road depot.
This site was home to the UK’s first rapid charger and the council wanted to expand on its initial charging points by creating two substantial hubs here – one with public access, and the other solely for the council’s own fleet.