The demand for electric vehicles across the public sector has started to take shape. Find out how our vehicle charging infrastructure solutions agreement can help your fleet go green.
In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy to pass legislation to end its contribution to global warming by 2050 through becoming carbon net zero.
This means any emissions will have to be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere – replacing vehicles with internal combustion engines with zero emission vehicles, for example.
At a policy level, the 2017 Autumn Statement set out that government fleets would “electrify 25% of their car fleets by 2022 and…100% by 2030”. This Government Fleet Commitment is now captured within the Government Buying Standards for Transport.
It’s acknowledged that there’s a local nature to the air quality problem, with hot-spots across the UK. This means that at a regional level, public sector organisations are determining how best to tackle the air quality within their areas, resulting in a variety of approaches.
The demand for electric vehicles across the public sector – from operational fleets to the employee travelling for business, as well as public network users – has started to take shape. The momentum for vehicle charging infrastructure installations is expected to be extensive over the coming years, continuing for a generation.
How we are addressing the market
While the vehicle charging infrastructure market is young and fragmented, the supply base is growing significantly, from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to large suppliers.
This is a growing market, responding to the global environmental agenda. It presents an opportunity for the public sector to meet their social value priorities.
We have responded to this demand and developed a dynamic route to market that provides a suite of vehicle charging infrastructure solutions.
Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS)
We have implemented a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), as it allows suppliers to join at any point, resulting in a responsive solution that adapts to the market as capabilities develop.
For you, this means the ability to shape your contract to suit your requirements, safe in the knowledge that you can access the very latest, cutting-edge, solutions.
The Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions agreement is available for you to use now, giving you access to a range of products and services in the following areas:
- funding options: the products and services available through the DPS are grouped under three main headings: buyer funded – purchase or lease, supplier funded or where the funding model is yet to be decided
- location: services across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
- consultancy and feasibility: professional advice and services to help you understand what you need and your funding options
- groundworks, civil engineering and construction: to help you design, construct and deliver solutions. Importantly, including facilitation of Distribution Network Operator connection
- hardware, accessories and associated delivery services: for supply and installation including payment solutions, along with training, maintenance and decommissioning
- software and back office solutions: enhancing your infrastructure management through the use of data and intelligent analysis
- end to end service: for a fully managed solution