Openreach names Ground Control provider of EV charging points for its Electric Vehicle fleet
Openreach names Ground Control as their UK-wide provider of charging points for its expanding Electric Vehicle fleet
- The partnership will see Ground Control install thousands of charging points for Openreach across the UK, spanning from Aberdeen all the way down to Plymouth.
EV chargers will be installed outside engineer’s homes and at key Openreach sites. As part of the company’s commitment to supporting British manufacturing, all electrical equipment and hardware where possible will be sourced in the UK.
With more than 30,000 vehicles out on the roads, Openreach has the second-largest fleet in the UK. Its engineers travelled around 280 million miles during the last 12 months, so have a huge impact on CO2 emissions. Its vans are crucial in helping its engineers to deliver great service and build its new Full Fibre broadband network across the UK. This new charging infrastructure will them do so in a more sustainable way.
The partnership forms the latest development in the close relationship between Openreach and Ground Control - last year, the two companies partnered to create ‘OpenWood’, a woodland-creation project in Lincolnshire which saw more than 3,000 young trees planted.
Both businesses are also founding members of the EV100, a global initiative bringing together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles this decade.
Tom Goodman, Technical Director, Energy & Decarbonisation at Ground Control, said:
Catherine Colloms, MD for Corporate Affairs & Brand at Openreach said:
Andrew Kirkby, Senior Manager, Sustainability at Openreach said: