Pilot Group has delivered a double electric vehicle (EV) charging point for British accessories retailer Radley London to support the adoption of EVs amongst its staff members.
The chargepoint had been delivered to Radley’s Milton Keynes depot and will help accommodate employees who currently use EVs with an area to charge their vehicles. Additionally, it will also help alleviate concerns with aspiring EV drivers by providing an area to charge.
Recent research led by Paythru indicated that 80% of UK drivers may be deterred from driving an EV due to poor experience at the chargepoint.
One of the primary issues with poor charging experience comes with difficulties in finding an EV chargepoint when it is required. This is an area that has been impacting the sector over recent months.
The EV chargers will provide an output range of between 7kWh to 22kWh depending on the car’s intake capabilities. The chargers are also free-to-use for Radley’s employees and visitors of the site.
“Radley London is a global lifestyle brand and it’s fantastic to see them placing sustainability at the heart of what they do. If we are to reduce our impact on the environment, it’s essential for major organisations to empower those around them to utilise the technologies available which will see this happen,” said Leon Wong, EV business development manager at Pilot Group.
“We’re incredibly proud to team up with Radley London to deliver this project and support their employees with their choice to take up an EV. With the company planning to install more charging points in the not-too-distant future, we look forward to working with Radley London to support their mission to enhance the sustainability of their operations.”
The chargepoints have been designed to be straightforward to use for employees, who use a radio frequency identification card to begin charging as part of a free-to-use promotional scheme. When a tariff has been confirmed, customers are able to use a contactless payment solution.
“A key part of our ESG values is to promote sustainable technologies and have as minimal an impact on the environment as possible. Introducing charging points was a no brainer, and the reaction from our staff has been extremely positive, with some saying they intend to switch to EVs in the near future,” said Marie Joyce, office manager at Radley London.
“Pilot Group’s expertise was fantastic, and the team worked closely with us to provide an in-depth assessment of our capabilities before working tirelessly to see them delivered in a matter of weeks. For businesses looking to incorporate EV infrastructure into their premises, we cannot recommend Pilot Group enough.”