CitiCharge, a subscription-free electric vehicle (EV) charging network, owned and managed by CitiPark, has installed two 22 kWh electric vehicle chargers at West Retail Park in Milngavie, on the edge of Greater Glasgow.
Compatible with a wide range of electric vehicles and free to use, the 22 kWh chargers are capable of charging an EV within 1-5 hours. “The charging time is entirely dependent on the vehicle and its battery capacity” advises Pete Dowling, Head of Systems at CitiCharge. “For example, it would take around 90 minutes to charge a Nissan LEAF to 80%”.
The Main Street site is owned by Leeds-based property investor and CitiPark parent company, Town Centre Securities PLC. Home to the recently opened Home Bargains, the site is set to welcome supermarket giant Aldi later this year.
CitiPark and CitiCharge Managing Director Ben Ziff said: “This installation is a significant milestone in our commitment to boosting the UK’s charging infrastructure and establishing a presence in Scotland.
Though Scotland has made considerable progress in public charge points, there is still limited access to electric vehicle chargers for disabled drivers. One charger will be a designated electric blue badge charging bay.
We’re extremely confident that these chargers will make a great addition to the EV charging infrastructure in Milngavie and help reduce emissions in the area.”
The announcement comes shortly after the company announced it had installed Leeds City Centre’s first Rapid Charger at CitiPark’s flagship branch, the Merrion Centre.