BP Chargemaster is set to install electric vehicle charging points across Police Scotland’s estate as part of a £21 million contract.
According to BP Chargemaster, the contract with Police Scotland is the largest deal of its kind. This is despite EDF being a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service, where it’s tasked with helping the UK’s public sector with its EV transition.
The new electric vehicle charging points for Police Scotland won’t be completely managed by BP Chargemaster, however. The company is partnering with WGM Engineering, one of Scotland’s leading engineering companies, to help with the installation.
More than 1,000 charging points are set to be installed at 265 locations over the length and breadth of Scotland, including 35 ultra-fast chargers, making Police Scotland one of the first fleets in the UK to introduce this level of charging technology.
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of BP Chargemaster, said, “BP’s ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to also help the world to get to net zero. This includes not only reducing our own emissions but supporting our customers in reducing theirs. We are incredibly proud to be able to support Police Scotland through this landmark contract – the largest of its kind ever awarded in the UK – as they transition their fleet and contribute to the Scottish Government’s 2045 net zero target.”
Will Kerr, deputy chief constable of Police Scotland, added, “Police Scotland’s Fleet Strategy is highly ambitious, with the aim of having the UK’s first ultra-low emission blue light fleet by 2030. This substantial contract marks a major step towards that goal by making ULEVs accessible to more of our officers and staff.
“Achieving our Fleet Strategy aims will significantly reduce carbon emissions, while also reducing maintenance and servicing costs. It’s one of many strides the organisation is taking to achieve a sustainable, flexible service which meets the needs of our fellow citizens while also providing a modern, fit-for-purpose fleet for our people to use in the course of their work.”
Ian Mathieson, managing director of WGM Engineering Ltd, concluded, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with bp Chargemaster delivering this large scale and exciting EV transition programme for Police Scotland. We will play a significant role in their journey to net zero carbon by 2045. Our partnership will provide cutting edge technology and smart solutions as well as unique local expertise on this pan-Scotland delivery.”