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SWARCO Smart Charging wins GreenFleet charging infrastructure award


SWARCO Smart Charging has been named the Charging & Re-fuelling Infrastructure Provider of the Year at this year’s GreenFleet Awards.

Held on 1 December 2021 at the British Motor Museum in Warwick, the ceremony celebrates environmental excellence in the fleet and transport sector, recognising innovation and progress from fleets themselves, as well as those – like SWARCO Smart Charging – who supply them.

The industry recognition for SWARCO Smart Charging, a UK provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and smart charging solutions, follows success in 2018 when SWARCO was also named Charging & Re-fuelling Infrastructure Provider of the Year.

The category itself recognises the efforts of vehicle charging and refuelling infrastructure providers and the progress made in rolling out low carbon infrastructure across the UK. SWARCO Smart Charging’s win is attributed to its ongoing commitment to supporting the expansion of EV charging networks that directly benefit fleet drivers.

SWARCO’s projects in 2021 have included the completion of project PACE – a joint Lanarkshire and Scottish Power Energy Network’s (SPEN) project, which adopted a new, innovative funding mechanism to rapidly deliver charging hubs in urban and rural communities and triple the charger availability in North and South Lanarkshire. Each hub is strategically placed to provide access for all, including commuters, fleet operators and residents.

“We were one of the first infrastructure providers to the market in the UK, and our growing team embodies the same drive and enthusiasm as it did from the very start,” said Justin Meyer, Managing Director of SWARCO Smart Charging.

“2021 marked a new era for us with substantial new investment in both our team and the development and expansion of our proprietary technology and charging solutions. So we are delighted to have won this award for our work this year and very much look forward to 2022 with even more successful projects on the horizon.”

SWARCO continues to support the E-Bus sector, with deployment of a cost-effective solution for charging and managing 32 fully electric double-decker E-Buses operating on Manchester City centre routes. The SWARCO solution supports the E-Bus fleet to carry out two key high frequency services connecting Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport, five hospitals and two universities – saving 920,000 litres of diesel a year and reducing annual CO2 emissions by 2,400 tonnes.

Having been appointed technology provider for Motor Fuel Group’s rapidly expanding MFG EV Power network, over the course of 2021, SWARCO is deploying over 200 150kW ultra-rapid chargers. In addition, the company is also working with Transport for Wales and Welsh Councils to install charging infrastructure on multiple projects, with the aim of developing the strategic road network for Transport for Wales, a rapid charger hub for Carmarthenshire, and rapid chargers for the Cardiff City Region supporting EV Taxis.

Similarly, SWARCO Smart Charging and Transport North East have gone live this year with a network targeted at the taxi and private hire market, taking into account extensive research into vehicle dwell times and the most popular pick-up locations. Other significant projects have included SWARCO Smart Charging solutions in Cambridge and Kent.

“We are immensely proud to be working with those who are at the forefront of cutting transport emissions, and who share our passion for growing the right kind of EV charging networks that support fleets up and down the UK. Decarbonising transport is a collective effort, and I am pleased to see the work of our growing team recognised at an industry level and to be named as GreenFleet’s Charging & Re-fuelling Infrastructure Provider of the Year,” Meyer continued.