The UK-based Engie has agreed to launch a partnership with waste management company Biffa to provide electric vehicle charging facilities across their UK sites. This is to support Biffa’s ‘Resourceful, Responsible’ sustainability strategy.
As stipulated in the agreement, Engie will install an initial 14 Alfen EV chargers (six single and eight dual socket), which will provide a combination of 22 kW and 7 kW units. Use of the charging platforms will be managed via Engie’s GeniePoint platform.
Biffa will need all the charging facilities they can get, as the company already operates a fleet of more than 600 electric powered Nissan e-NV200 vans. Additionally, the company stated that they would “encourage” drivers to switch from diesel or petrol vehicles to battery-electric cars.
More options to save emissions and preserve the environment are also being explored by the waste company – using an electric waste removal vehicle showed an impressive “overall reduction in diesel usage of over 9,000 litres for just one vehicle over a six-month period”. Alex Bamberg, managing director, Engie EV Solutions, added: “Biffa is clearly demonstrating its commitment to cleaner air and reduced carbon output across all aspects of its business. Engie are ideally placed to support these efforts by providing the latest in EV charging technology in a scalable solution to support future growth as it transitions to zero carbon transport in the coming months and years.”