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Kier Supports Plug-in Vehicle Charging

17 September 2018 / by Pod Point (author) / London
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Electric vehicle charging provider Pod Point has won a three-year supplier agreement with Kier.


The agreement will see Pod Point provide chargepoint installations at Kier offices across the UK, including six twin 7kW charge points at its UK headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire. To support the growing number of its employees opting to drive plug-in vehicles, the partnership will also assist with the provision of domestic charge points.


In addition, Kier has also carried out several successful trials of electric vans for its commercial fleet.


Anthony Parish, group director of Fleet for Kier, said: “More and more of our workforce are interested in and opting to drive electric cars and we are delighted to support this movement by working with Pod Point as one of our preferred suppliers to install charging points across the country.


“We are committed to offering travel solutions that enable our diverse business and workforce to conduct its work in an environmentally responsible manner and it supports our overall company vision and strategy to reduce our use of energy 30%, by 2030.”


Erik Fairbairn, CEO and founder of Pod Point, said: “It’s always a privilege to work with a company that’s involved in the kind of large scale, prestigious projects that Kier is synonymous with. At Pod Point we’ve launched some exciting products to support largescale chargepoint installations, such as our Array Charging load balancing system. To be chosen as a preferred supplier by companies like Kier is testament to our product innovation and dedication to offering the best possible customer experience.”




About Kier Group

Kier Group plc is a leading infrastructure services, buildings and developments & housing group. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


With a head office at Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and a network of over 85 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. With a turnover in excess of £4 billion, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country.


Pod Point


Pod Point

Pod Point believes travel shouldn’t damage the earth. The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Erik Fairbairn to make this vision a reality, by creating the infrastructure required to enable the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Since its inception, it has manufactured and sold more than 50,000 electric vehicle chargepoints worldwide and developed one of the UK’s largest public charging networks. Pod Point’s products range from domestic chargepoints to 150kW high power rapid chargers, while its team provides a range of services from initial consultation through to installation. Its market leading products and commitment to exemplary customer service has seen the company achieve preferred supplier status for seven major automotive brands. Its commercial customers include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Lidl and Savills. Through its home, workplace and destination chargepoints Pod Point has already powered over 83 million miles of electric vehicle motoring. For more information on Pod Point’s vision for zero carbon travel, visit www.pod-point.com

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