bp’s electric vehicle business has been awarded a £21 million ($27.2 million) contract to develop the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the Scottish Police, Kallanish Energy reports.
Under the terms of the contract, bp Chargemaster will install over 1,000 charging points installed at 265 locations throughout Scotland, including 35 ultra-fast chargers. bp Chargemaster will work in partnership with engineering company WGM Engineering to deliver the necessary charging network to Police Scotland.
The deal is part of Police Scotland’s strategy to have the UK’s first ultra-low emission blue light fleet by 2030, which will reduce carbon emissions, while also cutting maintenance and servicing costs.
The Police Scotland contract is the second country-wide public sector fleet contract awarded to bp Chargemaster in Scotland, following the start of a charging infrastructure rollout for the Scottish Ambulance Service – also in partnership with WGM Engineering – with 35 sites already completed and the next 34 sites now underway.
“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,” said Matteo de Renzi, chief executive of bp Chargemaster.
“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.”
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