Trade body gears up for electric car revolution

John McGhee, SELECT head of resources using the new charging points

SELECT, the trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, is gearing up for the electric vehicle revolution by installing more EV charging points at its headquarters. 

The organisation has added a further four fast charge spaces at the Walled Garden on the Bush Estate, bringing the total number to six. SELECT said it plans plans to add even more in the near future, including rapid points which can charge an electric vehicle in less than an hour. 

Dave Forrester, head of technical services at SELECT said, “New registrations of plug-in cars in the UK have increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 182,000 by the end of October 2018. It is a remarkable growth trajectory in a market which is only going to increase.  As ever, SELECT aims to stay ahead of the curve by enabling electric vehicle users to quickly and efficiently recharge, helping the drive towards zero emission motoring which will be of benefit across society.”

SELECT has also completed a number of training courses in electrical vehicle charging equipment installation.