Chargemaster has won a £2m contract to install and operate electric vehicle charging points in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby.

The three-year agreement with Nottingham City Council will see Chargemaster install approximately 230 charging points to support the growing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the roads.

At least 11 sites are set to be installed in Nottingham within six months, including at park-and-ride sites close to major routes.

The contract with the local authority is part of Nottingham's Go Ultra Low City status.

"We are extremely proud to have been appointed to develop the electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby over the next three years," said chief executive David Martell.

"The council has a clear vision for Nottingham as a Go Ultra Low City and we are excited to be helping them to achieve it. The provision of public charging points for electric vehicles is critical for encouraging drivers to make the switch and ultimately to reduce urban emissions in our towns and cities."
 
Sally Longford, Nottingham City Council's portfolio holder for neighbourhood services and local transport, added: "A lack of charging infrastructure is often cited as one of the main barriers for people looking to buy an electric vehicle, and this project will go a long way to making it easier for motorists to drive around Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby.

"Chargemaster has been involved in several schemes in other parts of the country and we're excited to work with them to deliver our ambitions for Nottingham."
 
At the end of 2016, Chargemaster was awarded a £2.3m contract to provide additional charging infrastructure under the Go Ultra Low Cities programme for Milton Keynes.