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EDF to provide EV chargers for public sector bodies

EDF will be working with public sector bodies to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure after being added to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework.

The company has become a supplier within CCS’s Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) Dynamic Purchasing System Agreement.

This provides customers in central government, local authorities, hospitals and other public sector bodies with access to products and services to support the installation of infrastructure, such as charge points.

To deliver this infrastructure, EDF will work with charge point supplier Pod Point, which was acquired by EDF earlier this year.

Vincent De Rul, director of EV Solutions at EDF, said: “This appointment further underlines EDF’s role in helping Britain achieve net zero.

“The installation of effective electric vehicle charging infrastructure is vital to enable progress towards this goal.

“We are delighted that the government has confirmed its faith in our capabilities, following the successful supply contract that we already hold with CCS.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work with government and public sector customers to help deliver the infrastructure that the UK needs.”

EDF has already begun to help public sector organisations across the UK in their transition to EV fleets, including the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

EDF has provided the Trust with the infrastructure required to power and charge its new fleet of 15 EVs.

Together with its own solar generation and ability to sell surplus energy back to the National Grid, the NHS Trust’s new EV fleet is allowing it to save the equivalent of two nurses’ salaries each year.

This agreement marks the second live contract for public sector works between EDF and the Crown Commercial Service, having already been appointed for electricity supply and ancillary services.

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