Swarco Parking and eMobility has been awarded official Go Ultra Low Company status.
The recognition follows Swarco’s partnership with eVolk UK, as it’s EV charge point supplier. Set up in 2010 as Swarco’s eMobility brand, it has supplied 5,023 commercial EV charging stations to date.
While some of its employees already drive EVs, eVolt is converting all engineers and sales employees based in Scotland to BMW i3s.
Further to this, Swarco is committed to boosting its EV uptake over the next five years as part of a longer-term strategy, which will also include its parking technology business APT Skidata and the ticketless parking payment specialists Veri-park.
Swarco Parking and eMobility’s group managing director Sean Dunstan said: “It makes sense from a commercial and environmental perspective for us to convert our field based teams to EVs as they are already clocking up the miles.
“The eVolt division is the perfect place to start. Our engineers are responsible for installing and servicing EV chargers up and down the country and are in the ideal position to make the transition.
“They will also be able to use their new EVs to fully test our charging units while servicing to ensure they deliver the full available power.
“We know from experience that the charging infrastructure to keep a busy team of engineers and sales people on the road is expanding all the time.
“We are pleased to be making this change, which will in time cascade through the company.”
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said: “By embracing electric vehicle technologies in its pioneering plans for smart cities and environments, the business’s ambitions and values match those of Go Ultra Low.
“We look forward to seeing Swarco continue its role as an ambassador for electric vehicles, encouraging the uptake of plug-in technology as part of the Go Ultra Low Companies initiative.”