Who Are EDF?
EDF is a state-owned French energy company. They are currently the leading generator of low carbon electricity in the UK. EDF has paid £110 million for a majority stake in Pod Point. This is EDF’s largest investment in the electric vehicle market, which is part of their larger strategy to become the leading energy company for electric vehicles (EV) in the UK and Europe by 2022.
Simone Rossi – UK CEO of EDF – “Electric vehicles will be crucial in reducing the UK’s carbon emissions and fighting climate change. With the addition of EV charge points, we can help our customers to reduce the carbon footprints and benefit from lower fuel costs by going electric. The additional electricity demand from EV’s will require urgent investment in low carbon generation from renewables and nuclear.”
Who Are Pod Point?
Founded in 2009 by Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point is one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging point companies in the UK. Pod Point currently has 62,000 EV charging points across Britain, including 3,000 charging bays at sites such as Tesco, Lidl and Centre Parcs. They specialise in installing power infrastructure for rapid EV charge points.
Erik Fairbairn – Pod Point CEO & Founder – “This is an incredibly exciting next chapter for Pod Point. We set out in 2009 with the vision that travel shouldn’t damage the earth and a mission to put a charge point everywhere you park. So far, we have made great progress towards those goals. By joining up with EDF we can take things to the next level and accelerate our national roll-out of EV charging points and make it even easier for drivers across the UK to go electric. I’m immensely proud of what the Pod Point team has already achieved but think it is only a fraction of what we will now be able to do with EDF.”
The Future Of Pod Point?
The aim of EDF is to use Pod Point to offer customers the ability to schedule EV charging and access competitive electricity costs such as when demand on the grid is lower. EDF hopes this new acquisition will allow EDF to offer quality EV charge point installations.
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