VolkerSmart Technologies selected for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Framework

VolkerSmart Technologies, the Smart Cities initiative from highways service provider VolkerHighways, has been selected for Efficiency East Midlands’ (EEM) National Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Framework. The framework began in January and will run for four years, with VolkerSmart Technologies working on Lot 3, in the Midlands and South of England.

As part of the framework, VolkerSmart Technologies will be available for contracts to supply, install and maintain commercial electric vehicle charging points in the East and West Midlands, East of England, London, South East and South West.

The team will be able to draw on their extensive experience in this innovative and fast-moving arena, to install charging points in a full range of speeds and including wall-mounted, pedestal and stand-alone units.

By choosing to award contracts via the EEM framework, local authorities and businesses will be able to bypass the often lengthy tender process and instead have access to a fully vetted selection of procured specialists, including VolkerSmart Technologies.

Alistair Thompson, managing director of VolkerHighways, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the EEM framework, which will see us build on our existing portfolio of electric vehicle charging point installation and maintenance. This is a great opportunity for businesses to adopt new and sustainable technologies and I look forward to VolkerSmart Technologies being a part of that change.”

Rebecca Dermody-Simmons, deputy chief executive at EEM said: “We are delighted that VolkerSmart Technologies has been successful in joining our vehicle charging infrastructure framework. This appointment marks the start of a brand new service that we can offer to our membership of almost 200 public sector organisations. Appointing a well-established company such as VolkerSmart Technologies means we can provide our members with the expertise and innovation they need to deliver charging points across the country to meet the ambitious UK government targets to end the sale of new combustion engine-powered cars and vans by 2035.”