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NHS Scotland opens first pop-up solar car park and EV charging hub

 

3TI has completed the installation of a Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Scotland.

The latest delivery is the first of its kind to be operational in Scotland and provides hospital users with access to 12 charge points boosted by renewable energy.

With a fleet of EVs already in operation at the hospital, Papilio3 will support destination and workplace EV charging, while addressing the growing demand for accessible and convenient charging in an area where long dwell times are common.

The rapidly installed unit has helped Raigmore Hospital quickly boost its EV charging infrastructure and will encourage EV adoption in the area by providing affordable, low-carbon charging for everyone, regardless of access to off-street parking or geographic location.

Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container and can be installed in under eight hours. It can be easily transported and set up almost anywhere in the world, making it the perfect solution for one of the most Northernly located hospitals in the UK. It is already in operation at several facilities across the UK, designed to solve many of the challenges facing transport, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Papilio3 is pre-fitted with a back-office billing system and a range of technology and user features. The water-tight canopy keeps EV drivers dry, while energy saving motion sensors automatically operate the lights when a customer approaches. Fully operational CCTV also provides additional safety and security for the public.

It is available from 3ti on a rental contract and therefore requires no capital investment by customers. With a solar capacity of 19.32kWp, the installed Papilio3 will generate on average 18MWh of electricity annually – which equates to over 63,000 miles of EV range – and can fast charge up to 12 EVs simultaneously at 7, 11 or 22kW.

 

 

 

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