Stephen Rennie has joined Evolt, the Electric Vehicle (EV) charge point supplier, as business development manager for Scotland.
Rennie has spent his career working in the low carbon industry including eight years with the Energy Saving Trust (EST), which included managing the delivery of millions of pounds of grant-funded schemes for the installation of EV charge points.
He helped establish EST as industry experts in the low carbon vehicle sector in Scotland, and in 2014-15 as Programme Manager he successfully managed the delivery of 16 low carbon transport programmes, including electric vehicle loan funds, low carbon vehicle fleet advice, fuel efficient driver training and electric vehicle ‘hotspots’.
More recently he has been consulting on the issue of alternative fuels and wider sustainable transport for Transport & Travel Research, managing projects on the European-wide ZeEUS electric bus project, car-club feasibility, the viability of compressed natural gas (CNG) and biodiesel use for the Mayor’s Biodiesel Programme in London.
“By building successful working relationships with the various EV stakeholders, which include Central and Local Government, Transport Scotland, businesses and consumers, we can continue to place Evolt at the forefront of the charge point market in Scotland,” he said.
Evolt was recently appointed to EST’s Scotland-wide framework agreement to supply EV charge points across the country. The company is already a leader in the region; it currently has more than 1,000 of its charging points installed, including 91 top-of-the-range rapid chargers, with a wide client base of private businesses and 24 out of 32 local authorities.
Justin Meyer, general manager of Evolt, said: “He has proven to be a serious influencer in the Scottish EV charge point market ever since Transport Scotland began offering grants in 2011.
“We are confident that he can use that in-depth knowledge and passion to ensure Evolt continues to be the number one charge point supplier in Scotland.”