Mitie wins £4.5m EV chargepoint contract with UK’s Environment Agency

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Mitie, a facilities management firm, has been awarded £4.5m contract to install and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charging outlets for the Environment Agency, a body of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The partnership will build on Mitie’s existing relationship with DEFRA and see it build an EV charging network across over 100 sites in the UK. Mitie will be responsible for installing and maintaining roughly 450 EV chargers.

The Environment Agency hopes to switch to a zero emissions fleet and intends to use the new network to support this goal.

Pradyumna Pandit, managing director of sustainability and energy services at Mitie, said: “As the operators of one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleets, we are delighted to be sharing our expertise with the Environment Agency through this exciting partnership.

“As organisations continue to commit to sustainable fleets, it is imperative that there is sufficient infrastructure in place for electric vehicles to charge.

“This contract is a great example of how we are using our EV experience to help more organisations accelerate towards their zero emission targets.”

Mitie intends to use its own fleet of 2,500 EVs throughout the project to minimise its environmental impact.

The contract also involves the deployment of software to monitor usage, performance and faults across the network to promote faster fix times and reduce the number of site visits made by engineers.

It will cover an initial two-year period, with the potential of a three-year extension.

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