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Arcadis is delivering an electric vehicle (EV) charging hub, operated by SWARCO, for rural communities in Wales, UK.
The outcome is a superfast EV charging hub that will benefit the local communities, businesses and commuters and visitors to the area.
The Cross Hands EV Hub is an excellent example of collaboration between local government, Carmarthenshire County Council, and industry - SWARCO and Arcadis, which used central government funding by way of the Welsh Government’s Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Fund.
The EV hub incorporates a solar canopy linked to a battery energy storage system capable of supporting up to four 50kW rapid chargers and one 150kW charger. The site has been designed to easily accommodate faster chargers and additional chargers in the future – to expand when utilisation of chargers increases as more people switch to plug in vehicles and need to charge at this hub.
The hub is one of a series of EV infrastructure initiatives proposed by Carmarthenshire County Council in their 10-year EV Infrastructure Strategy which Arcadis produced in collaboration with the council. It sets out a clear vision to encourage and promote the development of infrastructure which will support the councils aim of becoming a net zero council by 2030.
Watch this video to find out how we're working with SWARCO to deliver an electric vehicle charging hub for rural communities, helping more people switch to electric vehicles and reduce air pollution.