Cornwall Council has awarded a contract to Swarco Smart Charging to supply, install, maintain, and operate EV charging points across the county.
The four-year agreement will see a mix of 7kW AC, 22kW AC and 50kW DC chargers installed, as part of the development of Cornwall’s strategic EV charge point network.
Both organisations are committed to ensuring that residents within the county, and visitors, will be able to confidently find, and use a charger, to support their travel needs.
This will include the delivery of European Regional Development Funded charge points in 2022-23, as part of the Drive EV2 project.
The Drive EV2 project has received funds from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
Swarco Smart Charging has committed to long-term investment in the region for funding rapid and ultra-rapid charging hubs, to complement the Council’s electrification efforts.
Cornwall Council has a commitment to decarbonise transport and become carbon neutral by 2030.
Justin Meyer, smart charging managing director at Swarco said, “This collaboration brings together a motivation to make EV charging a reality for the people of Cornwall.
“With the growing demand for sustainability, and the fast rise in popularity of EVs across the country, SWARCO’s ambition to bring quick charging to Cornwall, is a duty that will assure ease of access, solutions, and reliability.
“We are committed to moving towards a future that helps Cornwall Council support the transition for the UK to become a low-carbon economy.”