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Skanska installs 67 electric vehicle chargepoints at head office

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Skanska has had 67 electric vehicle chargepoints installed at its Hertfordshire head office for employee use as part of its commitment to lower fleet CO2 emissions.

As well as the installation of the 7kW chargepoints, carried out by Pod Point, the infrastructure has been put in place to scale up the network to 243 chargepoints in the future.

The project 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.

Paul Jarvis, senior project manager at Skanska, said: "The installation of the EV chargepoints 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.”

The solution enables Skanska to control access to EV charging centrally, monitor usage and set custom electricity tariffs.

Erik Fairbairn, CEO of Pod Point, added: “This is the largest single site chargepoint 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 futureproof chargepoint installations that can be scaled up as their fleets make the switch to electric."

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