02 May 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Facilities management and professional services company Mitie has selected Pod Point as its sole chargepoint supplier as a part of its plans to electrify 20 per cent of its fleet of smaller vehicles by 2020.
Mitie employs 54,000 people across the UK and operates a fleet of more than 3,500 compact vans and cars.
The new vehicles will be deployed at Mitie and client depot locations and allocated to employees that 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 at Mitie, said: "With our commitment to switch at least 20 per cent of our fleet to electric by 2020, we know we have a challenge ahead. 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.
"Pod Point's smart chargepoints and ability to offer a fully managed service offers us peace of mind that our drivers will be able to charge where and when they need to, ensuring our transition to electric is a smooth one."
Pod Point offers a fully managed chargepoint service, from survey and design through to supply, installation and account management. Pod Point's app also allows drivers to track their charging activity at home and en-route.