13th May 2019

Mitie teams up with Pod Point to begin fleet electrification

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Mitie, the facilities management company, has chosen Pod Point to be its exclusive supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charge points, the firm has announced.

Pod Point will install 800 charge points at Mitie and client offices and employee homes by 2020 and the move will support Mitie’s plan to electrify 20 per cent of its fleet of smaller vehicles by 2020.

Mitie is expected to deploy around 700 new vehicles to both its own and client depots, while also allocating some to employees who take their vehicles home after work. This will enable its drivers to use Pod Point’s app to track their charging activity at home as well as when travelling.

Mitie selected Pod Point for its full range of services, from survey and design through to supply, installation, and account management, as well as the company’s app which allows drivers to track their charging activity.

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 charge points 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.”

Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point chief executive and founder, added: “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.”

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