CHARGEMASTER has won a contract to supply charging points in Nottinghamshire.
The three-year, £2 million contract with Nottingham City Council will see the electric vehicle charging infrastructure company install charging points across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby.
The deal comes as part of Nottingham’s Go Ultra Low City status, and 11 charging points are set to be installed within the next six months, rising to 230 by the time the contract finishes in 2020.
Park and Ride sites are cited as priority spots for charging point installation, in an effort to encourage car owners to use the bus services in conjunction with a low emissions vehicle.
Councillor Sally Longford, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhood services and local transport, said: “A lack of charging infrastructure is often cited as one of the main barriers for people looking to buy an electric vehicle, and this project will go a long way to making it easier for motorists to drive around Nottinghamshire.
“Chargemaster has been involved in several schemes in other parts of the country and we’re excited to work with them to deliver our ambitions for Nottingham.”
David Martell, chief executive of Chargemaster, said: “We are extremely proud to have been appointed to develop the electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby over the next three years.
“The council has a clear vision for Nottingham as a Go Ultra Low City and we are excited to be helping them to achieve it. The provision of public charging points for electric vehicles is critical for encouraging drivers to make the switch and ultimately to reduce urban emissions in our towns and cities.”
It’s not the first time Chargemaster has won a contract to supply a Go Ultra Low City with charging points. In 2016, the company was awarded a £2.3 million contract to improve Milton Keynes’ infrastructure.