DX Freight installs depot chargers to support EV transition
Delivery provider DX (Group) plc is partnering with electric vehicle charging specialist Mer to install chargeoints to support its electrification plans.
Recently DX Freight announced an initial £750,000 investment programme to electrify vehicles, dedicated to one of its most valued customers, with the first phase launching in their Southampton and Warrington depots.
DX required a charging infrastructure partner who could provide consultancy, support and aftercare to underpin their plans. As part of the consultancy, Mer have conducted a full audit and surveys of all 87 depots, to ascertain and advise on any energy constraints, to ensure all electric vehicles are fully charged overnight.
As a result, Mer has installed 7kW fast chargers from Alfen, a manufacturer known for the reliability of its hardware. DX Freight is also using Mer Connect, a back-office platform, which gives full visibility in real time of charger status and usage. Mer Connect also carries out regular health checks on each charge point and can even remotely fix some issues without the need for an engineer call-out, reducing downtime.
Natasha Fry, Head of Strategic Accounts for Mer, said: “We are proud to support DX Freight in its transition to electric vehicles. We look forward to working with DX Freight expanding its charging network as its electric fleet grows, and to strengthening our relationship with the wider DX Group.”
Paul Ibbetson, Managing Director of DX Freight, said: “Our vehicles are business-critical assets that are key to delivering the consistently high level of service we provide to our customers. We therefore needed an EV charging partner who understood our business and wanted to support us, as we progress into a more sustainable electric fleet. Mer ticked all our boxes and we look forward to working with them in the future.”