SWARCO, the global traffic technology group, has launched SWARCO Smart Charging, a dedicated business aimed at addressing the electric vehicle charging needs of customers, including those within local authorities.
The new name replaces SWARCO’s existing eVolt brand which will be phased out 11 years after it was launched. It also comes with a substantial new investment in people and technology from its parent company.
SWARCO Smart Charging will provide software and hardware charging solutions direct to market. It will also partner with businesses and local authorities that build, own and operate charging points, who need the support of a reliable third-party technology and associated maintenance and support services.
Justin Meyer, managing director of SWARCO Smart Charging, chose the 11th anniversary of its original eVolt brand as an opportunity to begin a new era in the company’s development.
‘In some ways nothing has changed, as our customers will still be working with the same teams and same technology they have come to know and trust under the eVolt brand,’ he said.
‘But in other ways, SWARCO Smart Charging is an entirely new evolution, committed to being the number one choice for the country’s leading trend setters in the EV and mobility space, working with those who need quality, reliability, and innovation that sets the standards of excellence.’
The business has many thousands of smart charging points installed across the UK, on the public highway and in bespoke hubs, business premises and private homes, charging everything from private vehicles and commercial fleets through to buses and trucks.
SWARCO eVolt was not only the first business to create one of the new generation of charging ‘hubs’ that are proving so popular with taxis and private vehicles countrywide, but also led the way in creating dedicated e-bus charging facilities, with intelligent software that manages the distribution of charge for maximum efficiency and cost in the context of energy availability.
Mr Meyer continued: ‘Those of us who are passionate about electric vehicles and understand the importance of an EV-connected world know that certainty is the key to creating driver confidence, not only in the products you use but in the partners you choose.
‘We also understand you need simplicity, simple answers to sometimes complex questions, charging solutions that are easy to install and use, a partner who does what they say, and are in it for the long term. It’s why SWARCO Smart Charging is being driven by detail, leading the way with the best technology delivering maximum uptime, because every journey is mission critical. We also lead by making business simple and transparent, and in demonstrating a wider value, to our world and environment.’
SWARCO Smart Charging has the widest range of AC/DC charging point technology currently available, including the higher capacity chargers providing a more rapid turnaround. It also provides its smart e.Connect back-office service, energy storage systems or solar car port technologies and can apply them to an existing network.
Mr Meyer concluded: ‘With a transport business that can trace its roots back more than 50 years, you can trust our past to guide you to the future.’