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Mer to install rapid charging at IWG flexible working spaces

Flexible workspace provider IWG Plc has signed up Mer to provide charging facilities for its clients’ flexible workspaces.

Mer will install 25kW DC rapid chargers at a number of IWG locations around the UK

Mer will install 25kW DC rapid chargers at a number of IWG locations around the UK, helping accelerate EV adoption by enabling IWG’s visitors, clients or employees to add approximately 100 miles to their vehicles in less than an hour.

The deal will also support IWG – the parent company of Regus, Spaces, HQ and Basepoint – with its carbon reduction targets.

IWG’s UK chief operating officer, Simon Loh, said: “Our network of thousands of workplaces globally empowers millions of customers to work efficiently closer to where they live, enabling them to avoid long commutes and reduce their carbon footprint. This new partnership with Mer will further support our customers with the growing popularity of EVs.”

Mer’s UK managing director, Anthony Hinde, said: “IWG helped change the way people work by making office space flexible and affordable – so it’s a pleasure to be partnering with them to ensure users of their facilities can embrace the future of EVs confident in being able to charge at work.”

It’s the latest deal for Mer, part of Norwegian energy giant Statkraft, which launched into the UK market six months ago to help solve the EV infrastructure gap – including in workplaces.

Hinde added: “Workplaces are an obvious charging hot spot, and will be especially used by those unable to charge at home over night. This increases confidence for EV adoption of those who do not have the possibility of charging at home.”

Mer has also signed a string of roaming agreements including with Zap-Map and Paua, and currently operates close to 300 chargers across the UK, with a mix of ultra-rapid and fast chargers.

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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.

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