Pub company Ei Group joins GeniePoint network
GeniePoint charging bays will be installed in selected Ei Group pubs as well as the company's Pub Support Centre in Solihull.
This will provide free-to-use 7kW and 22kW charging for the company’s field-based drivers.
Phase two will see the installation of GeniePoint Network rapid chargers in car parks at selected sites across the Ei Managed Operations business, for pub customers. This will then be rolled out across further pubs in the division.
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.
“Electric cars are the future, so as a forward-thinking company, rolling out the installation of charge points across our managed estate gives customers another reason to visit our pubs and lets them charge up while enjoying a great experience with us. 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.”
Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ChargePoint Services, said. “We are very pleased to be supporting Ei Group in their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their business in the UK by connecting them to the GeniePoint Network. Our flexible approach enables us to provide both transient charging for a quick stop and top up charge, as well as destination charging to drivers looking for a longer dwell time whilst enjoying one of Ei Groups many pub company’s’ great food & drink experiences.”
ChargePoint Services are wholly focused on making electric vehicle charging available nationwide, with highly accessible, easy to use rapid charging facilities. Their GeniePoint Network, www.geniepoint.co.uk, the fastest growing, most reliable rapid EV charging network, already stretches across the UK, providing this critical service to businesses, taxi drivers and individuals who have made the transition to clean energy transportation.