EV charging firm BP Pulse is to install 118 new 7.4kW chargers in Warwickshire, having been awarded a £584,000 contract by the county council.

The chargers will be installed across North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick, and will be accessible on either a pay-as-you-go or membership basis.

The rollout programme follows a successful bid to the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, which will fund up to 75% of the cost, with match funding provided by BP Pulse – formerly BP Chargemaster – to cover the remaining cost.

ORCS is designed to provide charging infrastructure for residents who do not have off-street parking, and are therefore unable to install home chargers.

The new chargers are expected to be installed in council-owned residential car parks and on-street locations by March.

BP Pulse CEO Matteo de Renzi said: “We are proud to work with Warwickshire County Council to help enable more drivers to make the switch to electric, importantly including those without access to off-street parking at home. 

“This partnership is a great example of private and public sector collaboration, and of our commitment to help local authorities develop charging infrastructure that meets the needs of their communities, contributing to reducing local emissions and improving air quality.”