Pod Point partners with Barratt Developments
Posted by Caitlin: Jun 28, 2023 • 2 min read
The nationwide deal will see EV charging infrastructure installed across the Group’s consumer brands.
Pod Point has partnered with Barratt Developments PLC, the country’s biggest housebuilder, to deliver electric vehicle (EV) charging points to its customers.
The partnership builds on a number of previous projects we’ve completed with Barratt since 2018, with the new agreement seeing Pod Point become a key supplier for the housebuilder for the next two years.
Our role is to ensure new homes have chargepoints across Barratt’s consumer brand portfolio (Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Barratt London) in 19 of the group’s 29 operating divisions across the UK. To date, we’ve installed EV home charging infrastructure in over 3,000 properties across the Barratt Group.
Commenting on the partnership, Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point Founder and CEO, said: “We’re really excited to build on our work with Barratt Developments. Their continued trust in us as a business is the result of our expertise in the building sector, our market-leading product, and our ability to deliver at scale across multiple Barratt sites. Today, around 80% of all EV charging takes place at home and growing EV charging with Barratt’s is a hugely positive step in enabling customers to choose electric and help decarbonise the UK roads.”
The new partnership follows the Part S Legislation which came into force in June 2022, as part of an amendment to the country’s Building Regulations. The regulations aim to future proof homes and buildings and supports the government’s target to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions. According to Part S, all new residential developments in England must have one 7kW chargepoint for every residence with a parking space, with similar legislation also having been or soon to be brought in across the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Barratt Developments PLC is committed to building high quality homes. This year the company received more NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other housebuilder for the 19th year in a row, and was awarded 5 stars by its customers in the HBF (Home Builders Federation) satisfaction survey for the 14th year in a row.
Steven Boyes, Chief Operating Officer at Barratt Developments added: "As the country’s leading national sustainable housebuilder we are committed to helping improve the environment. Through this partnership we are ensuring that customers at a range of our new sites around the country are future proofed, equipped with convenient and reliable charging facilities. We know that delivering charging facilities for our customers is becoming more important which is why we are extending our partnership with Pod Point to deliver that to them.”