01 Apr Devon law firm plugs into the future with electric vehicle charge points
As part of its commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint, Devon law firm Stephens Scown LLP has introduced electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its Exeter office.
The firm now has three EV charging points at its office in Southernhay West, which were installed by EV charge point company Plug-N-Go. The charging points at Stephens Scown’s Exeter office can be used by visiting clients for free, as well as by employees at the firm.
Sonya Bedford MBE, Partner and Head of Stephens Scown’s Energy team – who owns an electric car herself – worked closely with Plug-N-Go during the installation. She sees the new charging points as a step towards a more sustainable way of driving:
“The government has set 2035 as the latest date that petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned in the UK, and before then the country needs to have more charging points in place for the switchover to electric vehicles. Stephens Scown is preparing for the future well ahead of time.
“Our decision to install EV charging points at our Exeter office was motivated by a desire to help our employees and clients who have EVs or may be considering getting one soon. We selected Plug-N-Go to install our EV charging points because of their expertise and the installation went smoothly.”
Stephens Scown’s Energy team has also worked with a number of companies across the South West to provide advice on installing EV charging points, and expects more of this type of work as the fossil fuel vehicle deadline approaches.
The new charge points support Stephens Scown’s Giving Back program and efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The firm has also installed EV charging points at its Truro office.
Keith Hounsell, Founder and CEO at Plug-N-Go, says:
“It’s great for Stephens Scown to encourage employees’ adaption towards unlocking their potential to reducing the company’s carbon emissions in the city of Exeter and onwards throughout the UK.
Stephens Scown has over 300 staff, including more than 50 partners, across its offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. It is the highest ranking law firm from the South West in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit www.stephens-scown.co.uk.
About Plug N Go
Plug-N-Go develops, installs, owns and operates electric vehicle charging infrastructure for businesses, workplaces and local authorities. As well as workplace charging schemes, they offer cost-free, risk-free turnkey funded solutions for public car parks and destinations.