Smart Metering Systems (SMS) will supply electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions to the public sector after winning a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions framework.
The purchasing framework, which aims to support the public sector’s transition to low-emission vehicles, provides central government and the wider public sphere access to products and services that encourage establishment of EV charging infrastructure.
Public bodies – such as local authorities, councils and hospitals – will now be able procure a full end-to-end charging infrastructure solution from SMS to support their move towards low-carbon transport, and more widely, net-zero carbon emissions.
Craig Brock, commercial manager at SMS (Energy Services Division), said: “Public sector organisations, and local authorities in particular, will play a key role in Britain’s greater uptake of EVs over the coming years through the essential provision of public charge points and related infrastructure. We are proud to be included on the CCS’s new framework that will facilitate this much needed transition to low-carbon transport, and in turn contribute to the UK Government’s net-zero emissions target by 2050.”