Fast-charger company Tritium has partnered with UK’s Peel NRE, the energy arm of Peel L&P, to install the first DC rapid charger at Straiton Retail Park in Midlothian, Scotland.
The deployment of Tritium’s RT50 charging station at Straiton Retail Park is part of a larger rollout by Peel L&P, with another batch of retail locations planned later in 2021.
Kevin Pugh, Tritium Country Manager, UK, said the RT50 charging station – which typically charges an EV to 80% in 35 minutes, depending on battery capacity and existing charge – would support local business and provide a necessary charging amenity at the Peel L&P Retail Park site at Straiton Mains, off the A702/City of Edinburgh corridor.
“Tritium has been working in close cooperation with Peel NRE to deliver the latest DC fast charging solutions, addressing the needs of retail locations with easy-to-use, reliable, seamless, and convenient charging experiences for customers,” Mr Pugh said.
Jonathan Burley, Commercial Director at Peel NRE, said the new installation would be located at Straiton Retail Park’s The Terrace, a recently opened £13 million development with 2,370 sqm of retail space.
“The new charging points at our retail parks, including our first rapid chargers, are a welcome addition to our already growing portfolio of electric vehicle charging points and we will continue to look for more locations to help the country achieve its net zero targets,” Mr Burley continued.
“In a fast-moving sector, it is important to have a partner like Tritium who are at the forefront of charge point technology development to provide a great user experience for our customers.”