Staffordshire County Council, in conjunction with the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) and the Government funded Plugged-in-Place Scheme is acting on its environmental responsibilities by providing electric vehicle (EV) charging posts from APT Technologies, supplier of the Evolt range of futureproof EV charging solutions.
The venture has been set up to work with local businesses, to help them to generate environmentally conscious transport options for staff and visitors. The scheme is focussed on the Eastern quadrant of the town where the presence of major employers attracts increased traffic.
APT Technologies has installed eight dual outlet single phase posts and four dual outlet single phase wall mounts, which provide a total of 24 charging points located at Stafford station, the Borough Council Southwalls car park and Castle Hill car park, Staffordshire Technology Park, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire hospital, Perkins Engines, Alstom Power and Stafford’s Ministry of Defence base.
The design of Evolt’s outdoor dual charging posts, which includes an anti-tampering mechanism, is ideal for both roadside and car park locations. Already built to last, the charging posts’ design has recently been further updated to ensure that they blend in with the environment. Simple to use and fully compliant with EU regulations, the systems provide a user-friendly service that also prevents electrical theft.
Of the three companies who bid for the Staffordshire County Council contract, APT Technologies, representing Evolt electrical vehicle charging points, was successful because of its committed customer contact and high-quality product. “APT Technologies understands the product and provides the high level of service that we need,” says Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for economy and infrastructure.
“At Staffordshire County Council the most important factors when deciding on any contract are quality and that we offer the best value for money for residents. Evolt’s EV charging range provides the best products to deliver cost effective methods of travel in the county town,” concludes Mark.