NEPO has launched an exciting new framework that will accelerate the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the North East and across the UK. Ubitricity have joined the network as a trusted supplier.

Monday 5th February – The NEPO framework has been set up to make it easier for local authorities and public sector organisations across the UK to purchase EV charging infrastructure through trusted suppliers. Other suppliers available through the solution include AMP EV, Apcoa, Believ, Connected Kerb, EQUANS, Swarco UK, and Zest.

Designed to stimulate crucial investment required for the growth of the UK’s EV infrastructure, NEPO’s new solution encompasses the operation and maintenance of cutting-edge infrastructure. Now, with ubitricity onboard, the network is poised to deliver unparalleled access to flexible EV charging solutions for local authorities and public sector organizations nationwide.

NEPO will work with the Mayoral Combined Authorities and local councils to ensure the new framework agreement delivers the wider economic and environmental ambitions in the region by working with suppliers to develop social value commitments that further reduce carbon emissions, improve skills and support local communities.

Toby Butler, UK managing director of ubitricity said: “ubitricity is proud to be part of NEPO’s groundbreaking Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure framework. As the largest EV charge point operator in the UK, we are thrilled to be an approved supplier on the framework and hope that this will make it easier for local authorities and the public sector to deliver EV charging infrastructure across the North East and UK. Together, we’re powering ahead towards a cleaner, greener future for all”

Steven Sinclair, procurement and commercial director at NEPO, said: “We’re delighted to introduce a groundbreaking solution for the public sector to deliver the EV charging infrastructure needed across the North East and UK. By working with NEPO Member Authorities and Transport North East , our framework offers contracting authorities unparalleled access to flexible EV charging solutions. This not only empowers local authorities and the wider public sector to meet their environmental commitments but also propels the nation towards a net-zero future.”

Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director at Transport North East, said: “NEPO’s innovative new Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure solution will help to deliver a step change in the pace of EV charge-point roll out across the North East. We have recently adopted a North East Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy which aims to deliver excellent charging infrastructure in our region, and build better confidence in the people who use it. We were therefore delighted to work with NEPO to design a flexible solution that will help us to deliver our investment pipeline in new electric vehicle charge-points, through a range of high quality suppliers, for the benefit of the North East’s residents, businesses and visitors alike.”

Find out more about the framework here: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure | NEPO



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About ubitricity

ubitricity is a leading provider and operator of public EV charging. Focusing on creating user-oriented charging networks, ubitricity offers AC lamppost, AC fast and DC rapid charging stations. The company operates more than 10,000 charging points within the Shell Recharge network, including the UK’s largest charging network. EV Drivers in Germany, France and the Netherlands are also charging conveniently at an increasing number of ubitricity-operated charge points. ubitricity is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group.