Sunday 19th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Mitie to electrify 20pc of fleet

Facilities management company Mitie plans to electrify 20 per cent of its fleet of smaller vehicles by 2020, and has selecting Pod Point as its charge point supplier.

Mitie operates a fleet of more than 3,500 compact vans and cars. The new vehicles will be deployed both into Mitie and client depot locations and allocated to employees who take their vehicle home after work.

Pod Point will support Mitie by installing 800 charge points at Mitie and client offices and employee homes by the end of 2020.

Simon King, head of fleet and procurement at Mitie, said: “With our commitment to switch at least 20 per cent of our fleet to electric by 2020, we know we have a challenge ahead. Changing behaviour is a key roadblock, so having access to adequate charging infrastructure, installed in the right places, will be vital to ensuring we can meet this challenge, so our drivers can plug-in and charge, wherever they are.

“Pod Point’s smart charge points and ability to offer a fully managed service offers us peace of mind that our drivers will be able to charge where and when they need to, ensuring our transition to electric is a smooth one.”