- Wednesday, 07 July 2021 09:54
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) and Joju Charging collaborate to install Electric Vehicle Charge Points (EVCPs) at Fire Stations and buildings across the Services’ estate.
AF&RS are committed to transforming the fleet in a bid to achieve the Service’s ambitious goal of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030.
After considerable research, Joju Charging were awarded the contract by AF&RS through the Central Southern Regional Framework and have been planning the EVCP infrastructure for the Service since the beginning of the year.
The first phase of installations will be completed this Summer at 12 sites – these will be a combination of 7kW and 22kW dual chargers, available for charging fleet and staff vehicles.
Annabel Harford, Environmental Manager at AF&RS, said: “We are delighted to announce that we are working with Joju Charging to install Electric Vehicle Charge Points across our estate. These charging points provide us with the infrastructure to increase the number of electric vehicles we have in our fleet as well as encouraging staff to use electric vehicles by providing spaces for them to charge at work.
“As a Service we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and the introduction of these charging points across our estate is just one step towards our ambitious 2030 Net Zero carbon emissions goal.”
In line with central government’s Road to Zero Strategy, AF&RS are working collaboratively to ensure the Service is prepared for the Government’s proposed plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. It will also help the Service to meet its commitment to Bristol City Council’s goal for all public sector organisations in Bristol to have 30% of their fleets as non-fossil fuel by 2026.
Hugh Pickerell, Account Manager at Joju Charging, said: "It has been an absolute pleasure working with Avon Fire & Rescue Service to install EV charge points across their estate. It's great to see them taking early action to achieve their 2030 net zero carbon emission goal.
“We hope that this initial rollout provides a platform to expand their existing fleet of electric vehicles further, and to incentivise the uptake of electric vehicles for staff within their organisation"