GeniePoint Electric vehicle charge points will be installed at Ei Group’s headquarters and selected pubs under a deal with ChargePoint Services.
Phase one of the scheme will be the installation of 10 GeniePoint charging sockets at Ei Group’s Pub Support Centre in Solihull to provide free-to-use workplace EV charging for the company’s field-based drivers to charge their EVs while at work.
These will be five twin sockets providing 7kW and 22kW charging.
Phase two will see the installation of GeniePoint rapid chargers in car parks at selected sites across the Ei Managed Operations business for use by customers.
Paul Harbottle, group commercial director at Ei Group, said: “As a business, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and running a more eco-friendly and sustainable operation.
“We have a growing number of plug-in hybrid electric cars as part of our company car fleet, so this investment in installing the charge points makes sound business sense.
“As the scheme progresses, we will also look to support publicans interested in this technology within our Ei Publican Partnerships business through fully leveraging our buying power, as we do for them across many other areas.”