(L - R): Richard Jones, Costain with Natasha Fry, Elmtronics at Costain’s Maidenhead office.
Matthew Neville

North East electric vehicle specialist supports infrastructure company's transition to EV fleet

North East electric vehicle charging infrastructure specialist Elmtronics has secured a three-year partnership with smart infrastructure solutions company, Costain, to help it transition its UK fleet to EVs.

Founded in 1865, Costain is a UK business which aims to deliver integrated, digitally optimised smart infrastructure solutions to meet national needs across energy, water, transportation, and defence.

The company has recently joined the EV100 Climate Group and pledged to switch its own fleet to electric vehicles as part of its Climate Change Action Plan to be net zero by 2035 at the latest.

Natasha Fry, associate consultant at Elmtronics said: “As well as needing future-proofed charge points to keep their fleet on the move now and in years to come, Costain was looking to work with a supplier who could also provide an easy-to use back-office software system to manage its entire EV network across all its sites.”

12 charge points have now been installed at Costain’s head office in Maidenhead and a further six at its Manchester site. Over the next three years, charging infrastructure will be installed across all Costain’s UK offices, so the company can support the growing use of EVs by staff, clients, supply chain, and partners.

Mark Ashenden, head of supply chain: fleet and plant at Costain said: “Elmtronics has worked closely with us throughout the procurement process to develop the charging solution that Costain was looking for.

“Their collaborative approach gives me confidence that the relationship will continue to develop and that they will be key to helping us achieve our target for a net zero company car fleet by 2030, as part of our Climate Change Action Plan.”

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