Connect Group has Electric Vehicle Charging Point installed at Kembrey Park Head Office

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Connect Group PLC is the first business at Kembrey Park to have an electric car charging point installed, and is just one of seven other locations in the whole of Swindon with the facility.

This is an exciting development for Connect Group, and one which supports its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

The charging point is sponsored by a grant from Swindon Travel Choices (STC), who have already rolled out successful initiatives with Kembrey Park such as trialling free bus smartcards to encourage different ways of getting to work.

The new ‘charging’ point will be a floor-mounted dual outlet, and will be capable of charging two vehicles at the same time. An electric vehicle will only take around 3.5 hours to fully charge, due to an electric current of around 32 amps. Although Connect Group already has a few electric/hybrid vehicles in its company fleet, the new charging point should increase the number of staff opting for a ‘plug in’ hybrid or electric car.

Simons Parsons, Head of Group Services at Connect Group PLC has been leading the project and said:

“Connect Group is continually looking for new ways in which to reduce its carbon footprint. By having the charging point installed, we hope to encourage the take up of ‘plug in’ hybrid and electric cars and therefore help to reduce our carbon emissions further.”

In August last year, Connect Group PLC successfully recertified to the Carbon Trust Standard for the third consecutive year.

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