IWG’s recent white paper, Hybrid World: Sustainable World, highlights how hybrid working is essential to help businesses reach their ESG (environmental, social and governance) targets due to its role in reducing fossil fuel emissions, among other benefits.
The new charges at IWG locations make it possible for customers to use EVs for short trips to their local flexible workspace, and also supports the concept of the 15-Minute City – a sustainable urban planning concept where everything citizens need in life exists within a 15-minute journey from their home, without the use of polluting transport.
Anthony Hinde, Mer UK’s Managing Director, said: “Sustainability has never been more important for people when they choose brands they want to work with, or for.
“What we are seeing is that when companies offer EV charging – it is both a great incentive and something their customers and clients greatly appreciate.”
Commenting on the success of Mer’s new charging facilities at IWG’s Spaces workspace in Marlow, Bucks, Community Manager Darren Brooks said:
“Our customers are very happy with the new electric vehicle charge points. Giving people the freedom to work how and where they want is at the heart of the hybrid model, so it’s brilliant that we can offer them the added convenience of being able to charge their electric vehicles while they work.”
Mer’s semi-rapid charges can boost an EVs charge to 80% in around 1-2 hours. This makes them a great choice for flexible work environments like IWG’s, where clients and employees can add approximately 100 miles to their vehicles in less than an hour.
EV charging stations have already been installed at Regus Atterbury Lakes, Milton Keynes; Spaces Globe Park, Marlow; Regus Chester Business Park and Basepoint’s Bromsgrove Enterprise Park.
Mer is focused on installing EV infrastructure into high-usage, high-footfall locations, like workplaces, public places, car parks and residential areas where people don’t have access to their own garages or driveways.
The company currently operates over 400 chargers across the UK, with a mix of rapid, semi-rapid, ultra-rapid and fast chargers.