Leading global EV firm targets Aberdeen in £100m plans

15/08/2023

ONE OF the world’s biggest electric vehicle infrastructure firms has set its sights on Aberdeen to host a new generation of chargers which can power up vehicles in as little as 10 minutes.

Allego is aiming to revolutionise the UK’s charging infrastructure with the launch of its first Scottish ultra-fast EV charging hub in the Granite City.

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The firm has lodged plans for a site near the Haudagain Roundabout where it plans to build three dual-socket 300kW chargers, amounting to six ultra-fast charge points.

The new hub, which would be sandwiched between Mike’s Fish and Chips and the IMO Car Wash just off the A92 Muggiemoss Road, is part of a £100million UK investment and would allow drivers to power up in no more than 10-15 minutes.

Allego’s new generation of chargers can deliver a charge of up to 80% in as little as 20 minutes.

Founded in 2013, New York-listed Allego now operates over 40,000 charging points throughout Europe, and all its stations are powered by 100% renewable energy.

The firm launched its first UK hub in Milton Keynes, at the Stadium MK football ground, in March.

Paz Sharma, Managing Director of Allego UK, said: “The company’s aim is to replicate the success at Stadium MK across all counties in the UK, so we are urging local councils and freeholders of land to partner with Allego to drive the acceleration of EV charging infrastructure.”

Recent reporting shows UK sales of electric vehicles overtook diesel cars for the first time in 2022. 

While EV sales growth is encouraging, there are concerns about the pace of delivery for charging infrastructure.

Allego delivers public EV charging solutions for all types and models of electric vehicles, facilitating consumers, businesses, and urban infrastructures across 16 European countries, and counting, having already established one of Europe’s largest networks.

It has now turned its attention to the UK market and has aggressive expansion plans across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It plans to spend £20million per year over the next five years.

You can view the Aberdeen plans here.

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