NBG Suppliers collaborate on pioneering electric vehicle initiative

NBG Suppliers collaborate on pioneering electric vehicle initiative

National Buying Group (NBG) Suppliers EV Future Solutions and Lakes Showering Spaces have collaborated on a pioneering green initiative.

Keen to play their part in reducing carbon emissions, Tewkesbury-based Lakes Showering Spaces has made what has been described as the “momentous decision” to electrify its fleet of delivery, sales, and engineer staff vehicles throughout the country. To facilitate this environmental initiative, Lakes engaged fellow NBG Supplier and Cheltenham-based electric vehicle charger specialists EV Future Solutions to design and implement a tailor-made solution.

Following a comprehensive, consultative site survey, the ambitious start-up installed 18 Easee EV chargers on individual concreted pads, which are mounted on custom made posts within the Lakes HQ’s main car park. The completion of this project, over a period of just a few weeks, signals EV Future Solutions’ biggest commercial venture to date, rounding off what the organisation says has been a successful summer for the firm.

Commenting on the project, NBG Executive board member Martyn Rees said: “One of NBG’s main aims is to Build Strong Brands that work collaboratively. This project displays commitment to this aspiration and demonstrates the results that our Suppliers can achieve through working together.

“We are proud to partner with Suppliers who display an active commitment to becoming greener, and Lakes Showering Spaces electrifying its entire vehicle fleet with the support EV Future Solutions is an excellent example of this. We look forward to seeing our Suppliers collaborate on more pioneering projects in the future.”

EV Future Solutions Director Dai Jeremiah added: “It has been a real pleasure working closely with the Lakes team to design, develop and implement an innovative, eco-friendly solution. This will make a real difference in the fight to reduce carbon emissions within the transport industry. Bev Brown and Mick Evans have taken a strong position within the market by modelling environmental leadership in a complicated sector.

“We look forward to enjoying a long-standing future collaborative relationship with Lakes as we discuss energy and cost saving initiatives by harnessing solar power and battery storage solutions.”

The EV charging unit, manufactured by Easee, was “carefully selected due to its flexibility, reliability, and durability”. With dynamic load balancing, and free back-office software, the unit is described as being “packed with functionality (and) offering a very flexible, value-for-money future-proofing solution”.

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