Cornwall Council has awarded a contract to Swarco Smart Charging to supply, install, maintain, and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging points throughout the county.
The four-year partnership will see a mix of 7kW AC, 22kW AC and 50kW DC chargers installed, as part of the development of Cornwall’s strategic network of EV charge points.
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.
As part of this combined commitment, 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. It wants residents and visitors to be able to utilise readily available charging facilities, helping to make electric vehicles a viable alternative.
Swarco Smart charging managing director Justin Meyer 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.”