SSE's Energy Solutions business has opened its first ultra-rapid EV charging hub as part of a major new initiative to deliver 300 hubs across the UK and Ireland in the next five years. Located on Glasgow’s Castlebank Street, the six-bay EV charging hub is powered by traceable, renewable energy. The site will make it easier for electric vehicle drivers to charge their cars on the go, as well as providing a reliable charging facility for local fleets and residents. SSE Energy Solutions estimates at least 60,000 charges could take place at the hub each year, which aims to accommodate domestic vehicles, fleet drivers and taxis. The hub features ultra-rapid charging facilities of up to 150 kilowatts (kW) that can put drivers back on the road within 20 to 40 minutes of plugging in.SSE Energy Solutions aims to build a network of EV charging stations across the UK and Ireland as part of plans to meet increasing demands for EV infrastructure following commitments from governments and OEMs to end the production of petrol, diesel, and hybrid engines.