Police Scotland has awarded BP Chargemaster the UK’s largest ever EV infrastructure contract, with a £21 million deal agreed to install more than 1,000 charge points across its sites throughout Scotland.
The service will have charge points installed at 265 locations across the country, and the project will be delivered in partnership with WGM Engineering.
Included within the 1,000+ charge points will be 35 ‘ultra-fast’ charge points. The contract means Police Scotland will be one of the first fleets in the UK to introduce this level of charging technology.
Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr said: “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.”
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.”