A significant new electric vehicle (EV) charging site has opened at the UK headquarters of vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Arval. A total of 43 NewMotion charge points will be available to Arval employees at its Windmill Hill Business Park offices in Swindon, with an additional seven for other businesses within the same building. Arval has unveiled further plans to install charge points at its other UK premises in Manchester and Birmingham.
EV leasing is fast becoming a popular choice for individuals and businesses alike. Arval’s Human Resources Director, Alisa Firth, explains, “As a business, we are committed to supporting the ongoing energy transition toward electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and this means giving drivers convenient access to charging points. In our own company car fleet, we already have around 100 drivers of plug-in vehicles drivers and we expect this number to grow over the coming months and years as availability, choice and experience grows. There is already research, notably from the International Council on Clean Transportation, suggesting EVs cost less to operate than petrol and diesel cars. With this project, we hope to prove the cost and practicality arguments for ourselves.”
The complete charge point and services offering at Arval’s UK offices, provided by NewMotion, make EV charging as straightforward and seamless as possible for employees and visitors. Our own General Manager UK, Alan McCleave explains that “We’ll be holding roadshows at Arval’s UK head office to introduce employees to the charging sites, the surrounding framework, and to show them how they work. All Arval employees who register will be provided with a validated charge fob. This will enable charging sessions at the NewMotion charge points at the Arval office. They will be able to charge at work for free for the first six months from when charge points go live. In addition, they will be able to use over 100,000 publicly available NewMotion charging locations throughout Europe, accessible with the same charge fob.”
Miguel Cabaça, Managing Director at Arval UK highlights how the new charging development also acts as real working example towards customers thinking of electrifying their company cars and vans. Miguel adds, “We are delighted to be working with NewMotion on such a major installation. Every day we see a growing interest in electric vehicles from a broad cross section of our customers. By leading the way in adoption and creating the necessary infrastructure, we hope to provide a real world illustration of the practicalities behind the energy transition.”
Making employee parking locations EV-ready presents a straightforward way to commit to the e-mobility movement and sustainability agenda overall. Find out more about our complete charging solutions offerings here.