BP Chargemaster is to supply 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Police Scotland in a contract worth up to £21 million.
It is being lauded as the largest deal of its kind in the UK, with the chargers to be installed at over 265 locations across Scotland. These will be delivered in partnership with WGM Engineering.
Of the chargers, 35 will be ultra-fast, with Police Scotland one of the first fleets in the UK to introduce the technology.
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of BP Chargemaster, pointed to BP’s ambitions of becoming a net zero company by 2050, with this not only spanning BP’s emissions “but supporting our customers in reducing theirs”.
This goal was announced in February, with BP stating it is to “fundamentally re-organise” in pursuit of the target. Since, it has made a US$1.1 billion (£844 million) investment into Equinor offshore wind sites and announced plans to increase its renewables capacity to 50GW.
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.”
This is the second countrywide public sector fleet contract secured by BP Chargemaster in Scotland, with the company also rolling out charging infrastructure for the Scottish Ambulance Service. As part of this, 35 sites have already been completed and construction of the next 34 sites is now underway.