Residential developer Willmott Dixon has revealed plans to provide 100 of its UK bases with electric vehicle (EV) charging points. The new move is part of the privately owned firm headquartered in Hertfordshire’s pledge to achieve net-zero by the year 2030.
Now, 100 of its locations across England and Wales in 2021 will have EV charging provisions supplied to the 300 staff manning the firm’s sites and offices, so they can power their vehicles. A recent company car scheme was launched by the property specialist to encourage employees to switch to greener electric cars that use lithium-io batteries instead of traditional fossil fuels, like petrol and diesel.
Speaking to PBC Today, Sustainability Lead at Willmott Dixon, Julia Barrett, commented:
“In January, we launched a new vehicle scheme, encouraging our people to consider electric vehicles and we have already seen several hundred applications. By installing electric vehicle charging points at our sites and offices, we are creating the infrastructure to support this change.”
Enterprises planning greener electrical installations in Chester, Hertfordshire and other areas of the UK can rely on qualified electricians for any work needed. From fitting electric chargers for EVs to installing energy saving LED lights, certified contractors can ensure all equipment is performing properly.
The extensive EV charging installation plan is part of Willmott Dixon’s sustainable strategy to reach its ambitious target, dubbed “Now or Never”, which was launched in autumn last year.
Since the year 2019, all of the company’s sites and offices have been entirely powered by renewable electricity that is certified and natural.