Engie is to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers for waste management company Biffa to support its electrification efforts.
The chargers are to go in at Biffa’s sites across the UK, with an initial 14 Alfen EV chargers to go in. These will be a combination of 22kW twin socket load balanced units and some single and dual 7kW units.
They will be integrated into Engie’s GeniePoint platform, which it acquired in 2019 as part of its ChargePoint Services acquisition. This will also give Biffa drivers access to the entire GeniePoint network.
Biffa operates a fleet of over 600 Nissan NV200 vans and plans to encourage all company car drivers to switch to EVs. The installation of the chargers will support this electrification.
Alex Bamberg, managing director, Engie EV Solutions, said: “Biffa is clearly demonstrating its commitment to cleaner air and reduced carbon output across all aspects of its business.
“Engie are ideally placed to support these efforts by providing the latest in EV charging technology in a scalable solution to support future growth as it transitions to zero carbon transport in the coming months and years.”
Earlier this month, Engie announced it was expanding its GeniePoint network with the installation of thirteen new rapid chargers in the west midlands as part of a partnership with Bromsgrove District Council.
Biffa, meanwhile, is trialing the use of electrified Refuse Collection Vehicles, a trial which has reduced the diesel consumption of a single vehicle by 9,000 litres over a six month period.
Mark Robson, head of procurement at Biffa, said: “In order to meet the current and future demands for vehicle charging it was essential that Biffa found a reliable, experienced and cost effective partner to deliver an effective solution.
"In Engie we have found just that partner and we are very much looking forward to working with them to expand our coverage of charging points to support both front line vehicles and other company vehicles.”