Chargers are the first to be installed along the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow


Maxim is one of only three locations in Scotland to host exclusive EV chargers


Maxim Office Park has announced the addition of electric vehicle (EV) charging points at the Park, the first available along the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Installed and supplied by eVolt, two Raption 50kW Rapid Chargers and two eVolve 7kW Chargers are now live and are capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously at full power in approximately 30 minutes. Maxim is one of only three locations in Scotland to host the top of the range EV chargers.


Selected by the Energy Saving Trust because of its ideal location next to the M8 between Scotland’s largest two cities, Maxim has an on-site café, restaurant and nursery for motorists to enjoy whilst charging their vehicles.


Craig Ritchie, director at Maxim Office Park, said: “The Rapid Chargers are a great addition to the Park and our prominent location along one of Scotland’s busiest motorways will attract usage from motorists who commute between Edinburgh and Glasgow.


“The Park already adopts eco-friendly measures including dedicated recycling points, biodiverse parklands and a comprehensive green travel plan, so hosting the EV chargers is another step towards Maxim being one of the greenest business parks in Scotland.


“We hope that the charging points will also be an incentive for staff at the Park to make the switch to using electric vehicles.”


The charging points at Maxim are now live on ChargePlace Scotland network, a national network of electric vehicle charge points available across Scotland, which now has over 700 live charging units.


Justin Meyer, general manager of eVolt UK, commented: “The uptake of pure electric vehicles is growing twice as fast in Scotland as anywhere else in the UK. We are pleased, therefore, to be supporting drivers who are embracing sustainable E-Mobility by providing reliable charging technology where it is most needed.


“We hope that a strong and growing national network of charge points will encourage more drivers to consider a transition to an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle to reduce emissions.”


Maxim Office Park offers Grade A office space with current tenants including Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Regus, Wills Bros, Europa, Sure Thing Insurance, Allied Glass, Balfour Beatty, TC BioPharm, Lamellar Biomedical, Document Data, Valiant and Berits & Browns.