Pod Point has announced a new three-year partnership with McCarthy Stone to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers on new developments.
With one in four of the UK population expected to be over 65 by 2037, according to the ONS, the later living sector is flourishing. To meet anticipated demand, McCarthy Stone is expanding its retirement communities with future plans to build 60 new developments a year.
The partnership follows on from updates to building regulations mandating EV charging points in all new-build properties in England. The regulations came into force in June this year and form part of the government’s strategy to reduce emissions. All new residential developments must have one 7kW charge point for every residence with a parking space.
Recent research conducted by McCarthy Stone suggests that people aged 65 or over are embracing the switch to EVs by prioritising electric car charging points when buying a new home. Over 4 in 10 of the over 65s look for an EV charging point when considering a move to a new property.
Erik Fairbairn, CEO of Pod Point said: “McCarthy Stone has an outstanding reputation in the industry and its sustained five-star customer satisfaction status from the Home Builders Federation is testament to that. We were delighted to be selected as their preferred chargepoint supplier.”
Commenting on the partnership, Anne Smales, Group Commercial Director at McCarthy Stone added: “We are committed to reducing energy use and carbon emissions in our existing and future estates, and across our business. In Pod Point, we have found a partner who in terms of its reputation and track record, we feel is well placed to support our sustainability goals and to help us deliver great and sustainable places for our customers to live.”
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