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Helping a global company reduce its carbon footprint

Global firm introduces a user-friendly and scalable Electric Vehicle charging solution to their London HQ

In 2021 this global professional services firm looked to install electric vehicle charging stations at its London office, in order to realise it’s pledge to be a carbon neutral company in 2021 and beyond. The solution provided will enable the company to scale its charging offering alongside operational demand.

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Requirements

A global professional services firm with offices within the UK’s major City centres is working towards achieving carbon neutral status in 2021. One area of opportunity was to support the adoption of electric vehicles, although this would require onsite charging facilities for chauffeured cars and employees.

The client was keen to find a reliable, user-friendly solution that could be easily scaled throughout the year.

Benefits

GCL have been working with this client for a number of years, supporting in infrastructure upgrades that will see them realise their carbon neutral goals. Adding electric vehicle charging for employees and visitors supports their responsibility as a global company and provides an added benefit for internal teams.

The client also benefited from;

  • Swift installation, with zero business disruption
  • Savings in vehicle costs
  • OZEV funding for the installation

Solutions

GCL installed a future proof charging solution, which meant parking bays could be passively wired for quicker charging point installation as required. The existing power supply and 4G connectivity were also factors in deciding on the right solution. The EV chargers share the power supply through a load balancer, allowing for reduced install costs per parking space as the rollout continues as well as mitigating the need to commission a power upgrade, which can be costly and disruptive.

The charging points are activated by a user app, each with its own unique user ID. While the client is not currently charging users for their usage, they can introduce this at a later date and access comprehensive usage reports in the back-end reporting platform.

“Phil and the teams' client services are second to none. They have a great attitude, which makes life easy for the company. Great reliability; the “can do” attitude filters from top to bottom”