The Evolt electric vehicle charge point infrastructure has become an ‘ideal model’ for cab firms looking to go electric, says Dundee taxi company 203020's CEO David Young.
The cab firm, which currently runs a fleet of 30 EVs, selected APT Controls to supply and install five 50kW tri-rapid chargers, which can charge vehicles in 30 minutes, and a further 10 7kW chargers for quick top-ups.
Young said: “The equipment is very well installed, maintained to high levels and we have never had a problem with their use – which is testament to the manufacturer’s quality since each rapid charger is in consistent use with approximately 17 and 21 charges every day.”
Now the charging infrastructure is in place, Young said that another 100 EVs are on order.
“In the past year, more than 30 taxi firms from all over the UK have visited to see our set-up," said Young.
He said 203020 will have 100 EVs on the road within six months.
Young added: “This time next year every vehicle we own will be 100% electric, and with that expansions come an increased use of the charge points.
"Two of our rapid chargers are already the busiest in the UK, and our original 30 EVs will very soon reach 1,000,000 miles, saving hundreds of tonnes of carbon emissions.”