Pod Point has partnered with Barratt Developments, the country’s biggest housebuilder, to deliver EV charging points to its customers.
The partnership builds on several previous projects the company has completed with Barratt since 2018, with the new agreement seeing Pod Point become a key supplier for the housebuilder for the next two years.
Pod Point’s role is to ensure new homes have charge points across Barratt’s consumer brand portfolio – Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Barratt London – in 19 of the group’s 29 operating divisions across the UK.
To date, Pod Point has installed EV home charging infrastructure in more than 3,000 properties across the Barratt Group.
The new partnership follows the Part S Legislation which came into force in June 2022, as part of an amendment to the country’s Building Regulations.
Under Part S, all new residential developments in England must have one 7kW chargepoint for every residence with a parking space, with similar legislation also having been or soon to be brought in across the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point Founder and CEO, said, “We’re really excited to build on our work with Barratt Developments. Their continued trust in us as a business is the result of our expertise in the building sector, our market-leading product, and our ability to deliver at scale across multiple Barratt sites. Today, around 80% of all EV charging takes place at home and growing EV charging with Barratt’s is a hugely positive step in enabling customers to choose electric and help decarbonise the UK roads.”
Steven Boyes, Chief Operating Officer at Barratt Developments said, “Through this partnership we are ensuring that customers at a range of our new sites around the country are future proofed, equipped with convenient and reliable charging facilities.”