First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
UK-based Swarco eVolt has named Anne Buckingham, former head of electromobility at Siemens, as head of sales – effective 11 February.
Swarco eVolt, an electric vehicle (EV) charging business, also plans to launch a series of e-mobility products and services in 2019. It includes the release of new 100KW and 150KW versions of the Raption Rapid Charger, an all-in-one solution in which the power module is housed within the main unit.
Justin Meyer, general manager at Swarco eVolt, says: “In 2018 we recorded a network uptime of 99.38% which is exceptional. Our investment in EVs for our service engineers also contributes to the highest level of first-time fixes for any issues that do occur.”
Meyer adds that the growing popularity of EVs has led to an increased demand for charging points and the opening of Swarco eVolt’s EV Rapid charging hub in Scotland.
Currently, Swarco eVolt currently has more than 6,250 charging points installed throughout the UK as well as 343 rapid charging stations. Also, the company launched Swarco E.Connect, an EV recharging network for Swarco eVolt and third-party manufactured charging stations across the UK and Europe.
At the end of 2018, Swarco eVolt won a contract to deploy several hundred DC Rapid Charging stations to EV charging company Engenie over the next 12-18 months and was named Charging and Refuelling Infrastructure Provider of the Year at the 2018 Green Fleet Awards.