Pod Point is to install 800 new chargepoints across Mitie’s sites to support the electrification of its fleet.
The aim is for all chargepoints to be installed by 2020, in line with Mitie’s plans to electrify 20% of its fleet of smaller vehicles in the same time frame.
The chargers will be installed at workplace and client depot locations, as well as at employee homes.
Mitie operates a fleet of over 3,500 compact vans and cars and selected Pod Point as its sole chargepoint provider.
Simon King, head of fleet and procurement at Mitie, said Pod Point was chosen due to its offer of a “fully managed service” which will provide Mitie with a smooth transition to EVs.
“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,” he added.
Pod Point committed to increasing its presence in the UK market after Legal and General bought a stake in the company earlier this year. The charging supplier already ramped up its deployment late last year, however, partnering with Volkswagen and Tesco to deliver thousands of chargers across Tesco stores.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and founder, said: “Mitie is showing real industry leadership with its commitment to going electric and we’re delighted to have been chosen as the company’s EV charging partner.”