A large-scale, £584,000 contract for BP Pulse to roll-out new charging infrastructure for residents has been signed off by Warwickshire County Council.
The deal will see 118 new 7.4kW on-street chargers installed across the county area, including Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Nuneaton. Th chargers will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis or through a membership scheme.
The project is due to a successful bid to the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) for £412,500, run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. It will fund up to 75% with match funding from BP Pulse to cover the remaining cost. ORCS specifically aims to provide charging for those without off-street charging capabilities.
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of bp pulse, said: “This partnership is a great example of private and public sector collaboration, and of our commitment to help local authorities develop charging infrastructure that meets the needs of their communities, contributing to reducing local emissions and improving air quality.”
Cllr Heather Timms, portfolio holder for heritage, culture and the environment at Warwickshire County Council, said: “We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in Warwickshire with a view to the county being carbon neutral by 2030. The shift towards electric vehicles is integral to that so we are pleased to support the initiative and build up the EV charging point infrastructure throughout Warwickshire.”