Mitie to install charge points at UK employment centres
The British energy service provider Mitie has been awarded a contract by the UK Department for Work and Pensions to install and maintain a total of around 250 charging points at 120 employment centres in the UK. The contract is worth £4.3 million.
Mitie already provides facilities management services to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and is now also to help it operate an all-electric fleet by 2030. The £4.3 million contract is the equivalent of just under 4.9 million euros.
“Getting workplace car parks ready and welcoming with charging facilities is critical for the transition to an electric future. We are proud to partner with DWP as they lead the way in demonstrating their commitment to net zero with EV ready sites,” noted Pradyumna Pandit, Managing Director, Sustainability and Energy Services at Mitie, about the contract award.
Mitie already won a £4.5 million contract to install and maintain charging stations for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). In addition to these two public sector contracts, the energy specialist said it has installed more than 2,000 charging stations at its own employee and private sites.
In January 2022, Mitie announced it had reached its 30 per cent electrification target early, and by the end of the year, the British companyhad introduced its 3,000th electric vehicle and achieved a 42 per cent electrification rate. The company aims to complete the conversion of its fleet to electric vehicles by the end of 2025. The facility service provider joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative in July 2019. This is accompanied by a commitment to convert all company cars and vans across Europe to electric vehicles by 2030. At Mitie, this is to happen five years earlier.
Among the company’s 3000 electric vehicles are cars, vans (Mitie ordered 655 Vivaro-e from Vauxhall in 2021) and also an electrically powered gritter. The company says it has installed “thousands of charging points” at customers’ and employees’ homes for the use of these vehicles.