Severn Trent, the UK’s second-largest water company, is taking a step towards electrifying its fleet by installing a total of 352 EVBox BusinessLine charging points across its sites.
Severn Trent, responsible for water supply management, as well as waste water treatment and disposal, is working toward having a fleet of vehicles that are entirely electric by 2030. This is one of the many reasons why EVBox was selected by Severn Trent to provide 352 EVBox BusinessLine charging points for its charging infrastructure at operational sites, offices, and transport workshops throughout the Midlands, UK.
Severn Trent carried out extensive research and compiled a shortlist of EV charging station manufacturers on the way to choosing EVBox. One of the main factors that led to this decision was the fact that EVBox is the first company in the world to introduce OCPP-certified (Open Charge Point Protocol) stations to the market, and the charging stations will help Severn Trent to achieve its ambitions of carbon neutrality and usage of 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Moreover, Severn Trent was impressed by EVBox’s ability to offer both AC and DC charging solutions—something that has led to EVBox being held in high regard within the eMobility industry. Also, the option for customized branding on the hardware played a role in the decision making process. With EVBox, Severn Trent was able to select a customized design for the EVBox BusinessLine charging stations based on their brief.
EVBox will facilitate the installation process through online training
Not only will EVBox provide 176 Double EVBox BusinessLine charging stations but it will also play a crucial role even before installations begin. EVBox will conduct online training through its partner academy—giving Severn Trent’s installation partners the ability to provide the latest and most comprehensive on-site support as soon as normal operations resume in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
“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. We’re delighted to have EVBox onboard with us for this exciting journey. They’re experts in their industry and we’ll no doubt benefit from all of their experience and passion for delivering cleaner and greener ways to travel,” said Helen Miles, Captial Delivery and Commercial Director of Severn Trent.
“Our vision at EVBox is to help establish a zero-emission future. I am happy to see that companies like Severn Trent are sharing this passion by encouraging carbon neutrality and sustainable transport.Workplace charging plays a crucial role when it comes to the transition to eMobility, and we’re proud to help Severn Trent to realize its goal of electrifying its fleet entirely within the next 10 years,” said Jonathan Goose, Regional Director UK & Ireland of EVBox.