Mitie has announced a £4.3 million contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to introduce EV charging infrastructure at more than 120 job centres across Britain.
The deal covers the design, installation and maintenance of the EO EV charging points, building on Mitie’s existing relationship with DWP, delivering facilities management services including engineering, maintenance, cleaning services and asset safety checks.
As part of this ongoing five-year relationship, Mitie has worked closely with DWP’s sustainability team on areas such as waste, biodiversity, decarbonisation and solar power.
Mitie will also look to help DWP reach its net zero targets and move towards a fully electric fleet by 2030.
The contract is Mitie’s second large-scale EV infrastructure roll out for the public-sector, following a £4.5 million contract to install and maintain charge points for the Environment Agency, a delivery body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
It also builds on Mitie’s expertise installing more than 2,000 EV charging points across its employees’ homes and private sector sites.
Last month, Mitie took delivery of the 3,000th EV to its fleet which puts it on course to switch its fleet to zero emission vehicles by the end of 2025.
Mitie began its EV transition in December 2018, with 42% of its UK-wide fleet now electric, and more than 1,000 new EVs joining the fleet during 2022.
Pradyumna Pandit, managing director, Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie said, “Getting workplace car parks ready and welcoming with charging facilities is critical for the transition to an electric future.
“We are proud to partner with DWP as they lead the way in demonstrating their commitment to net zero with EV ready sites.”