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Blink Charging UK teams up with Evri to support transition to electric fleet

Nic Ryan

Blink Charging UK, a subsidiary of leading global EV charging provider Blink Charging Co, has collaborated with Evri to install one of Evri’s first EV charging hubs at its sorting centre in Rugby.

The charging site is the first step in a larger programme which will see new EV chargers installed at Evri’s sites across the UK as part of its goal to reach net-zero by 2035.

The hub at Rugby is a 24-hour operation, with the 12 new 22kW charge points expected to be in use 60-80% of the time. Each charger has been strategically placed to be accessible to Evri’s hundreds of staff at the centre as well as to their fleet vehicles.

The purpose-built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, is one of the biggest of its kind in the UK and can process more than one million parcels a day. Installing Blink chargers is part of the company’s plans to improve its charging infrastructure and grow their existing low carbon fleet, which consists of 167 electric vans and growing fleet of e-cargo bikes.

 "This is an exciting opportunity to work with Evri to accelerate the deployment of zero emission delivery services in the UK,” said Alex Calnan Managing Director at Blink Charging UK. 

“Blink will leverage our turnkey offering covering design, install and management of a scalable charging network, delivering future ready networks to support Evri’s ambitious plans. 

“It is a significant milestone as we help one of the UK’s biggest dedicated parcel delivery companies take one step closer to reaching their goal of net-zero ambitions.”

While these charge points will be exclusively for Evri’s fleet to use, Blink charge points available for public use can be found across the UK via the Zapmap app and web map, and every Blink charge point on Zapmap displays live status and availability information . 

“We are committed to delivering a sustainable future. This partnership is an important step for Evri on our journey towards net-zero and we are delighted to be working with the team at Blink Charging UK to install EV charging for our Rugby-based vehicles,” said Pauline Potter, Director of Procurement and Sustainability at Evri.

“Together, we can build a more sustainable future for parcel delivery and the communities we serve.” 

Blink Charging UK has more than 2,000 chargers in the United Kingdom and Ireland with customers in sectors including local authorities, NHS trusts, universities, and fleets.