Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has signed a contract with Rolec to support the delivery of a network of 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across Saint-Gobain’s sites, offices, and retail branches over the next 5 years.
The agreement comes in the wake of the French conglomerates recent pledge to convert its entire fleet to electric by the end of 2023.
The Saint-Gobain has also committed to installing EV charge points at 3,200 company car drivers’ homes. These will also be provided by Rolec.
The British building supplier says all of their UK & Ireland brands will benefit from chargers being installed.
The charge points will be installed on-site with brands such as Jewson, British Gypsum, Gibbs & Dandy, Minster and, of course, all Saint-Gobain office locations.
The first rollout will see 500 points installed at Jewson branches.
The plan is to install 750 charge points each year for the next 5 years.
Mike Chaldecott, Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland CEO, said: “Having an extensive charging network, for colleagues and visitors, is essential to making the rapid transition to electric cars as easy as possible for people.
“Over the next five years, with the help of this new partnership we’ll be installing 4,500 charging locations countrywide – 1,000 of them on our sites for colleagues and visitors.
“Taking action like this will help us make the change happen as quickly as possible and we’re very pleased with this small but important step to help make the world a better home.”
Image credit: Rolec
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