Around 230 new electric
Charge point manufacturer and operator Chargemaster has been given the contract by Nottingham City Council to install the charge points in order to support the growing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the roads.
The City Council, together with Derby City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, was awarded £6.1m in 2016 from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help support the uptake of electric vehicles.
The £2m contract will significantly increase the availability of publicly-accessible fast and rapid charge points across both cities and the county.
As part of the project, Chargemaster will also invest in 50 of its Ultra-charge rapid chargers in the area.
Planning for the new network is already underway and work is expected to begin in early 2018.
Charge points are set to be installed across 11 City Council-owned sites within the next six months, including park and ride sites close to major routes.
“The electricity used by the new charge points will be generated entirely from renewable sources, meaning every mile driven by vehicles charging on the network will be powered by renewable energy.
“Not only that, but an improved network is better for everyone. By enabling more low emission vehicles on our roads, we can reduce the emission of harmful gases, resulting in cleaner air for everyone in our city.
“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.
Chargemaster will also be integrating the new network with its extensive POLAR user
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.”
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