Pivot Power

Discussion of the location and operation of public EV charging infrastructure in Scotland
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Pivot Power

Postby Buzby » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:24 pm

The subject may mean nothing to you - but the underlying headline is this outfit plan to create the “World’s largest rapid charge network in the U.K.” It will be a 2GW network comprising of grid-scale batteries that will allow EV charging and partner the National Grid the ability control and use the storage to keep the grid working at maximum. The salient points are the 1st one will be in service on the South Coast by 2019, and that there will be 45 of them installed ‘round the country’. This is somewhat misleading - none are planned for Northern Ireland or Scotland - indeed the closest they get to us is the M6 near Kendal. Wales get two, (Swansea & Rhyl) and 43 in England.

The use of ‘UK’ as a lazy description of location and should be challenged - the UK is NOT being served, and they should not be allowed to make expansive (and misleading) statements on coverage. Do you agree?

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Re: Pivot Power

Postby noahs-dad » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:43 pm

I agree.

This sort of thing is nothing new. LIDL springs to mind. There are other examples too. At least Instavolt have put chargers in Scotland.

I won't get into the politics of the UK, but with where things are and seem to be headed, probably just best to roll our eyes, shake our heads a bit and move on? By the time there would (if ever) be any recognition of this being an issue and a bit anti-Scotland, it won't matter anymore.


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