Vanarama is a multi-award-winning personal and commercial vehicle leasing company. Since 2004 the team of three has grown to a huge 230-person organisation delivering vehicles across the UK.
The company has seen a surge in interest in electric vehicle demand since introducing an extensive range of EVs to their offering in early 2020. The leasing giant, therefore, required reliable infrastructure to ensure that vehicles supplied to customers are fully charged ahead of delivery as well as providing charging for their staff and visitors. They wished to replace unreliable, existing chargers from their head office and also required new EV chargers at their fleet services centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Working with Vanarama’s Head of LCV and EV strategy Paul Kirby, our Associate Consultant, Natasha Fry, undertook a full on-site audit to assess the number of charge points that would be required to support demand across the two sites.
Elmtronics then supplied a full turnkey solution with the supply and installation of six wall-mounted fast dual chargers to their head office and two fast dual chargers to their fleet services centre. In addition to this, each charger is connected to our charging network Hubsta.
By adding the chargers to the Hubsta network, Vanarama will be able to access and manage the charge points from the owner portal and staff will be able to charge with ease using dedicated RFID cards.
All the chargers are also covered by a 5-year maintenance and service contract, so our expert engineers are on hand to ensure minimal downtime.
Paul Kirby, Head of LCV and EV strategy comments; “Reliability and simplicity of use is the key for us. It is what we hope to give our customers and so it is what we expect. The solution has been crafted around our needs and is already proving a hit with our EV drivers!”