ENGIE is offering free charging to registered taxis and private hire vehicles and expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging network across West Midlands.
13 new EV chargers across the district won government funding via Bromsgrove District Council, for the deployment of EV charging taxi infrastructure who partnered with the energy company for installation.
ENGIE will offer free charging to taxis and private hire vehicles for the first year following the installation in an effort to encourage the switch to EVs.
The firm will offer a discounted rate of 75% for the next two to five years after this free period.
Portfolio holder for Environmental Services, Margaret Sherrey, said: “This is fantastic news for our district. Now we can get the ball rolling to develop and implement clean transport options for our residents as well as giving EV users from elsewhere in the UK the opportunity to stop or visit Bromsgrove to recharge their batteries.”
Managing Director, Alex Bamberg, ENGIE EV Solutions, commented: “Making reliable, easy to use and familiar EV charging facilities available to drivers in their own communities, encourages take up and results in cleaner air quality across the district.”
Free EV charging for taxis from ENGIE