Why Go Electric?
The Road to Zero Strategy, published in July 2018, set out new measures and targets for the UK to transition to zero emission vehicles. Electric vehicles and fleets make a significant contribution to decarbonising our streets and we are keen to support organisations in making the change to sustainable driving.
Central government are required to conform to the Government Buying Standards for Transport (GBS). This includes the Government Fleet Commitment to electrify 25% of in scope vehicles by 2022, and 100% by 2030. Buyers in the Wider Public Sector also have obligations to deliver local initiatives to reduce air pollution such as Clean Air Zones (CAZ), Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) and Zero Emission Zones.
As an approved supplier on the VCIS framework, EDF are proud to be supporting public sector organisations in managing the transition to EVs. Our vehicle charging infrastructure solutions are built on our proven expertise and experience in this emerging sector.
We offer a full end-to-end charging infrastructure solution through this Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework, including funding, installation and project delivery to support the transition to low emission vehicles and net-zero carbon.
For more information on how to proceed using the VIS framework, please visit the CCS website. To speak to one of our dedicated team members about our EV solutions for the public sector, visit our contact page.
Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) Framework
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has developed a Dynamic Purchasing Agreement (DPS) for the provision of Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions for all UK central government departments, wider public sector organisations and charities as listed in the OJEU Contract Notice for RM6213– Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions DPS.
This DPS aims to support public sector organisation in delivering Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) for its fleets, workforce and the general public. Services within this framework include:
- professional advice, consultancy and feasibility studies for EV charging
- design, engineering and construction services to meet your requirements
- full range of charging hardware and accessories, its installation and ongoing maintenance
- back office support services to support operation, maintenance and optimisation of your infrastructure
- full end-to-end delivery services - for a fully managed solution.
EDF Group has over 40 years’ experience working in the EV industry
We installed our first EV charging points in London in 1999 and powered the EV charging network for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
EDF has made substantial investment in EV technologies in line with EDF Group’s commitment to become Europe’s leading e-mobility energy company by 2022.
EDF is trusted to help electrify the transport needs of our customers. For example, at Decathlon’s Northampton depot, and supporting the electrification of the first 1000 EVs in Royal Mail’s fleet upgrade program.
NHS Case Study
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
In 2014, Neil Hudson, the Transport Manager for the Trust, was looking for the most environmentally friendly option for the miles that nurses have to travel during their shifts.
Realising that a fully-electric fleet would make the greatest difference, the trust made the decision to invest in the first-generation Renault Zoe.
A grant from the Department of Health enabled it to buy 15 electric vehicles (EVs) and install the charging infrastructure to support them.