As the UK government works towards a zero-emissions car and van fleet by 2050, and a ban on new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, logistics companies and fleet operators are facing increasing pressure to move towards electric vehicles.
When running fleets of electric vehicles, reliable and resilient charging is essential to avoid risk of vehicle downtime and charging should not affect other on-site equipment and operations.
Logistics companies and fleet operators need to plan their electric vehicle adoption to ensure it is future-proofed and will eventually reduce costs of operating their fleets.
UK Power Networks Services is an expert in distributed energy solutions and power distribution, delivering energy technology consulting, asset financing, major project delivery, design and build, operations and maintenance, and asset management.
Our business is uniquely placed to support the development of your electric vehicle strategy or your transition from fossil-based technology towards the electrification of your entire fleet. That includes optimising your existing assets, integrating electric vehicle charging infrastructure and delivering commercial benefits. We provide an end-to-end integrated solution, from initial feasibility studies through to design, build, and smart operation and ongoing maintenance.
Our world-class engineers serve industries such as airports, rail, defence, water, logistics and fleet, manufacturing, ports, local and central government, and commercial buildings – exposing us to the broadest range of different operational environments. Our high-profile public and private sector clients with critical infrastructure in complex environments, trust us to deliver safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions - allowing them to concentrate on their core business.
We have a proud 50-year history, and our current portfolio includes six of the UK’s major airports, High Speed 1, Network Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, EDF (Hinkley Point C), Ministry of Defence, Felixstowe Port, UPS and Canary Wharf.
UK Power Network Services has recently appointed to install up to 1,000 EV chargers for Yorkshire Water.
We will install an integrated operations, maintenance, and management solution for up to 1,000 chargers over the next five years, as the water provider pivots towards an electric fleet.
We are a vendor agnostic CPO (Charge Point Operator) which allows us to select the most appropriate hardware and software by leveraging our supply chain frameworks to tailor end-to-end solutions to individual clients’ requirements like Yorkshire Water.
Our experts will install chargers at Yorkshire Water employees’ homes and at the utilities’ sites across its areas. The system will bring together all aspects of EV charging including installation, operation, maintenance, and management: making it simple and efficient for the utility to continue its ambitious sustainability plans.
Staff drivers will be able to charge at home, at work, on-the-go at public chargers. Fleet managers will be able to access a centralised digital platform to monitor and manage operations. UK Power Networks Services will also provide a 24/7 support line for all drivers, along with a team of experts to proactively maintain the chargers.
The move forms part of Yorkshire Water’s carbon net zero target by 2030. Among a range of initiatives over the next ten years, the company plans to install renewables, lower overall energy use, and switch its entire fleet of vans and cars to electric by 2030.
We are committed to assisting Yorkshire Water achieve their sustainability targets. We often receive enquiries asking how a large vehicle fleet can electrify in a matter of years. This project proves that with strong collaborative partnerships, the right strategy and expertise – it can be done.