Pod Point completes major Skanska charge point installation
20 March 2018
Author: Sean Keywood
Pod Point has completed the installation of 67 electric vehicle (EV) charge points for contractor Skanska UK.
The installation, at Skanska's head office in Hertfordshire, is thought to be one of the largest single site installations in Europe, and includes the capacity for site infrastructure to be scaled up to 243 charge points in the future.
The new points enable Skanska employees to charge their vehicles while they work, before returning to a fully powered battery at the end of the day.
The installation is part of Skanska's commitment to decarbonise its company fleet as fast as technology allows and to have the lowest emissions fleet in the industry.
The charge points mean Skanska is able to control access to EV charging centrally, monitor usage and set custom electricity tariffs.
Skanska's senior project manager Paul Jarvis said: "The installation of the EV charge points was a credit to all concerned. All site work was done efficiently, on time and to budget with minimal impact on a busy, occupied site."
Pod Point CEO Erik Fairbairn said: "This is the largest single site charge point installation that we're aware of in the UK, but also a sign of a larger shift over the past six months, as more businesses wake up to the benefits of EVs.
"We've certainly seen a big increase in enquiries from companies wanting future-proof charge point installations that can be scaled up as their fleets make the switch to electric."