Manheim unveils EV charging centre at Bruntingthorpe site


Auction company Manheim Vehicle Services (MVS) has spent more than £100,000 installing 30 Pod Point EV charging points at its site in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.

The investment includes 7kW (single phase) twin chargers, as well as a 50kW velocity charger for rapid charging, with more than 800 customer vehicles able to charge each week.

Software integration allows for both RFID card and app-based access, while all chargers have universal socketed versions so drivers can plug in with their own cable.

Custom pricing tariffs are also available for specific driver groups.

The facility will be available for customers to use on a pre-booked basis, with individual billing agreements and support from the MVS team on site.

Manheim says the development is part of its programme of investment into EV related services, with more being rolled out in 2021.

Sam Watkins, commercial director, Manheim Vehicle Services, said, “As electric vehicles become more prevalent across the UK, we have invested in onsite charging technology to align with the needs of our customers.

“The creation of an EV Charging Centre demonstrates our commitment to evolving vehicle technologies, futureproofing our sites, and ensuring customers’ needs are met.”

Denis Watling, senior business development manager at Pod Point added, “Our latest install of 30 charging bays at the MVS site in Bruntingthorpe is another great example of how the industry is working together to achieve a zero-carbon transport future.

“The Smart Reporting platform allows MVS to have an overview of all activity on their chargers across their sites through one simple web portal. Visibility of usage and cost tracking means MVS can continually assess and easily plan to scale-up their infrastructure in-line with demand for the future.”


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