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Ei Group pubs to roll out GeniePoint charging

Ei Group is implementing GeniePoint Network chargers to help both its company car drivers and its customers go greener.

The deal with ChargePoint Services will see GeniePoint Network chargers rolled out across Ei Group’s pubs

Ei has more than 4,400 properties nationwide and the new deal with ChargePoint Services, owner and operator of the GeniePoint Network will initially see the installation of 10 GeniePoint Network charging sockets at the group’s Pub Support Centre in Solihull to provide free-to-use workplace electric vehicle charging for the company’s field-based drivers to charge their electric vehicles whilst at work.  This will be five twin socket units providing 7kW & 22kW charging.

Phase two will see the installation of GeniePoint Network rapid chargers in car parks at selected sites across the Ei Managed Operations business, and will be followed by continued roll out across further pubs in the division, nationwide.

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.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.