Swarco has won a ten-year contract to install and operate 35 rapid electric vehicle chargepoints for the unitary authority of Stoke-on-Trent, and the neighbouring Staffordshire borough councils of Newcastle under Lyme and Stafford.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has awarded the councils £787,500 as a maximum 75 per cent contribution towards provision of 30 rapid charging points (ten per authority), primarily aimed at the taxi trade but also available to the general public.
Swarco’s bid offered match funding of £460,569, taking the total investment to £1,248,069 and ensuring a 37/63 per cent funding split between Swarco and OLEV. The budget should pay for 35 charging points.
Under the concession contract, the councils will help select chargepoint locations and Swarco will retain ownership of the chargepoints. A revenue sharing scheme will operate on any return on investment above about 120 per cent. The ten-year contract could be extended by three years.
The councils procured off Kent County Council’s EV charging points framework. Bids were received from three of the four suppliers: EB Charging (Electric Blue); Swarco; and Engie.
Features of Swarco’s offer include:
Not-for-profit organisation Midlands Energy Hub will be the councils’ delivery partner, and will identify suitable sites. It advised on the contract specification and tender evaluation.
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