Mitie awarded Environment Agency’s EV contract

Mitie has won a £4.5m contract to install and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charge points for the Environment Agency.

This builds on Mitie’s existing relationship delivering facilities management for DEFRA – this partnership that will see it establish an EV charging network across over 100 sites in the UK and maintain it for an initial two-year contract term, with the option to extend for three more years.

Mitie will design and install approximately 450 EV chargers and be responsible for their operation and maintenance during the contract. The company’s installation team will use EVs to deliver the contract wherever possible too – Mitie has a fleet of around 2,500 electric vehicles.

The contract will also see the introduction of software that remotely connects the chargers, allowing the Environment Agency and Mitie to monitor how each charge point is performing in real time. The software will also identify any faults or issues that need repairing, performing remote fixes and restarts where possible. This will drive quicker fix times and reduce how often engineers need to physically visit sites, ensuring charge point downtime is kept to a minimum.

Pradyumna Pandit, Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie said: “As the operators of one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleets, we are delighted to be sharing our expertise with the Environment Agency through this exciting partnership. As organisations continue to commit to sustainable fleets, it is imperative that there is sufficient infrastructure in place for electric vehicles to charge. This contract is a great example of how we are using our EV experience to help more organisations accelerate towards their zero emission targets.”