ChargePoint Services (CPS) has partnered with pub company Ei Group to bring rapid chargers to their sites.
CPS, which owns and operates GeniePoint Network, will install five twin socket units at Ei Group’s Pub Support Centre in Solihull. The chargers will provide free-to-use 7kW and 22kW charging for the company’s field-based drivers.
GeniePoint Network chargers will also be installed in car parks at selected sites across the Ei Managed Operations business as part of phase two of the scheme. The chargers are to provide charging to pub customers, with a continued roll out at further sites to follow.
This is the second partnership CPS has recently announced, having also partnered with supermarket Morrisons to install 50 100kW chargers across its portfolio.
Paul Harbottle, group commercial director at Ei Group, said the investment made “sound business sense” due to the company car fleet having a growing number of plug-in hybrid cars.
“Electric cars are the future, so as a forward-thinking company, rolling out the installation of charge points across our managed estate gives customers another reason to visit our pubs and lets them charge up while enjoying a great experience with us.”
Alex Bamberg, managing director at ChargePoint Services, said they were “very pleased” to help Ei Group to reduce the carbon footprint of their business.
“Our flexible approach enables us to provide both transient charging for a quick stop and top up charge, as well as destination charging to drivers looking for a longer dwell time whilst enjoying one of Ei Groups many pub company’s’ great food & drink experiences,” Bamberg added.