The Malta Independent 5 December 2023, Tuesday
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EV Point delivers first DC charging hub for Malta Public Transport

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 12:36 Last update: about 4 months ago

“This is a first-of-its-kind installation in Malta”

EV Point has just installed its first flagship project, a DC charging hub for Malta Public Transport's fleet of electric buses, the first of its kind installation in Malta.

The 3 MW system which can take up to 30 buses concurrently, is the first of its kind in Malta. It is powered by Finnish brand Kempower, represented in Malta by EV Point, a brand considered at the international forefront in the production and supply of DC charging systems for commercial vehicles and public transport.


"Governments and companies continue to face mounting pressure to meet their ESG requirements but the good news is that their appetite for investing in EVs seems to be growing," says Alfred Camilleri, Managing Director of EV Point, a specialised company in electric vehicle charging solutions for homes, businesses and fleet operators.

"This project supports the fact that effective promotion of sustainable transportation, not only makes it imperative for governments and businesses to provide adequate support for investments in EV infrastructure but to also lead by example. This is why this project represents a tangible investment in a cleaner and more sustainable future for Malta's public transport service," he added.

"MPT chose Kempower's solution for this important project due to Kempower's modular and scalable satellite charging system consisting of Kempower Power Units and Satellites which offer a dynamic and flexible charge management software that adapts the power according to the individual buses' respective schedules and routes, allowing MPT to make the most of the power available," explains Alfred Camilleri.

"This investment will hopefully play a pivotal role in dispelling current misconceptions surrounding this transformative technology. As such, education will have to play a critical role in driving the adoption of EVs by providing comprehensive information that empowers consumers to make informed decisions, foster a public policy that prioritizes e-mobility, and continue to invest towards a qualified workforce. Only a combination of these efforts can accelerate the adoption of EVs and pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future," concluded Mr Camilleri.

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