3 May 19

Mitie selects Pod Point for EV recharging

UK facilities management and professional services company, Mitie, is moving ahead with plans to electrify 20% of its fleet of smaller vehicles by 2020.

Mitie, which employs 54,000 people across the UK and operates a fleet of more than 3,500 compact vans and cars, has opted for Pod Point as its charge-point partner. Pod Point will offer a fully managed charge-point service, from survey and design through to supply, installation and account management. Pod Point’s app, which allows drivers to track their charging activity at home and en-route, was also a key factor in Mitie’s decision.

The new vehicles will be deployed both into Mitie and client depot locations and allocated to employees who take their vehicle home after work. Pod Point will support Mitie by installing 800 chargepoints at Mitie and client offices and employee homes by the end of 2020.

Simon King, Head of Fleet and Procurement, Mitie, comments: “Changing behaviour is a key roadblock, so having access to adequate charging infrastructure, installed in the right places, will be vital to ensuring we can meet this challenge, so our drivers can plug-in and charge, wherever they are.”

Authored by: Tim Harrup