Westhill-based smart technology company, Kore Solutions, has announced ambitious new plans to expand its offering to deliver affordable electric charging solutions to companies and individuals across Scotland.
The company has unveiled a new division called ORKA, which will meet a growing demand for charging accessibility and employee expectation, as more people transition to electric vehicles.
ORKA will provide a turn-key approach to the installation of electric vehicle chargers, from initial assessment and design, to installation and ongoing maintenance.
Kore Solutions’ Managing Director Duncan Booth said the launch of ORKA would allow the team to expand organically into a growing market.
“The launch of ORKA is a very exciting development for us as a company. With the Government drive towards net zero, and the estimated 18million electric vehicles that will be on the road by 2030, there is definitely a growing requirement for adequate electric vehicle charging facilities.
“What we will offer through ORKA will very much complement the work we currently do at Kore Solutions. In terms of growth, we anticipate our turnover expanding by 30 to 50% in the next three years, with the potential to add three or four new staff members.”
Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that sales of new battery-electric vehicles increased by more than 40% compared with April 2021, while diesel and petrol car sales decreased by 50% and 23% respectively over the same period.
While most drivers of electric cars will already have a home charger, more and more workplaces are now installing chargers, both as a means of improving their green credentials and attracting staff. Meanwhile, the retail, hotels and entertainment industries are also looking to install chargers in order to attract consumers.
An accredited installer, ORKA is registered with the Government’s OZEV scheme for both domestic and commercial installations.