Severn Trent to add 350 EV charging points at its sites

Water and waste company Severn Trent has announced plans to install over 350 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its sites over the next 18 months.

The company describes the installations as a “major step” towards its goal of having an entire fleet of electric vehicles. Amsterdam-based EVBox who will supply 352 charging points.

Severn Trent’s EV ambition forms part of its triple carbon pledge, which will also see it achieve carbon neutrality and use 100% renewable energy by 2030, well ahead of the UK government’s own 2050 target. Meanwhile, Severn Trent has joined the EV100 – a global initiative bringing together companies committed to accelerating the transition to EVs and making them the new normal by 2030.

Helen Miles, Capital Delivery and Commercial Director at Severn Trent, said: “This partnership with EVBox, who will supply over 300 electric vehicle charging points across our sites, is a major milestone in our bid to have a fleet of vehicles that are entirely electric by 2030.”

Jonathan Goose, regional director UK & Ireland of EVBox, said: “Workplace charging plays a crucial role when it comes to the transition to eMobility, and we’re proud to contribute with our EVBox BusinessLine charging station to Severn Trent’s ambitions of electrifying their fleets entirely within the next 10 years.”

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