FOR:EV amplifies Scotland’s EV charging infrastructure with retail site partnerships

  • FOR:EV installs 22 rapid chargers at key retail sites across Scotland.
  • Locations include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Toolstation in strategic areas.
  • Plans for 1,700+ UK charging points prioritise user convenience.

Scotland’s EV charging network is growing with the help of FOR:EV’s strategic partnerships

Edinburgh-based charge point operators (CPO), FOR:EV, is expanding Scotland’s EV charging network. Recently, the company announced the installation of 22 new rapid charging points at four retail sites. These include popular chains like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Toolstation.

The sites are managed by Cedarwood Asset Management Ltd and David Samuel Asset Management Ltd. They strategically cover key areas such as Inverclyde, Montrose, Aberdeen, and Fraserburgh.

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Equipped with dual charging points boasting 4-6 connectors each, these installations promise efficient charging for EV owners. Impressively, these rapid chargers can replenish a typical EV’s battery from 20% to 80% in just 30 minutes.

Paul Jenkins, director at Cedarwood Asset Management Ltd said: 

“Having previously delivered EV charging capability across several of our retail sites, I was already aware of the benefits it brings to both the tenant businesses and their customers. After being introduced to FOR:EV by a mutual contact, I found the team excellent to work with, so agreeing deals with them on these four sites was an easy decision.  It’s great to see our first two sites complete and welcoming their first customers.”

Backed by funding from the Scottish National Investment Bank, FOR:EV is driving towards its goal of establishing over 1,700 high-quality charging points across 600 public sites throughout the UK. The company prioritises public ‘destination’ charging points. Therefore, it is actively seeking partnerships with landowners and local authorities.

FOR:EV’s Business Development Manager, Calum Wallace said: 

“Part of our mission is to provide reliable, user-friendly EV charging infrastructure across the length and breadth of Scotland. These four new hubs will bring our EV charging provision to more locations in the north-east, and to Inverclyde for the first time.

We’re seeing a lot of interest from retail businesses and landowners just now, who are recognising that providing EV owners with the opportunity to charge while they shop will help them attract new customers.”

FOR:EV’s expansion efforts represent a significant advancement in improving EV infrastructure accessibility across Scotland. Through strategic partnerships and a commitment to user convenience, the company will to play a pivotal role in accelerating the adoption of EVs in the region.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen CPOs join forces with retail space owners to expand infrastructure. Just last month, Vauxhall partnered with Tesco to provide free EV charging as part of its Electric Streets of Britain initiative. After all, it makes perfect sense, people want to charge where they park, not vice versa.

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