PSA Group has chosen Pod Point, manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, as its recommended supplier in the UK.
As part of the deal, Pod Point units will be installed at selected UK Peugeot and Citroën dealerships over the next few years as new plug-in vehicles are introduced to the ranges.
Pod Point will support and be recommended by Citroën for both fleet and retail customers across both corporate and dealership sales.
It also means that anyone purchasing a Citroën or Peugeot plug-in vehicle will be able to get a charge point for their home or workplace.
In the UK, over 30,000 plug-in vehicles have been sold so far in 2016, compared to just 1,052 in the whole of 2011, a five-year growth rate of over 3,000%.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point chief executive and founder, said: “Citroën and Peugeot have long been synonymous with being at the cutting edge of automotive innovation, and our agreement is a prime example of that.”
Helen Lees, head of electric vehicles for the PSA group (comprising of Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands) in the UK, said: “Pod Point has a strong emphasis on the importance of training and education in the sales process of electric vehicles and charging solutions, which we see as crucial in this emerging market.
“It’s vital that our customers are fully informed and only select electric vehicles when the transport and charging needs suit their circumstances.
“Pod Point provides our customers with a competitive offer for standard or rapid charging at home or at the workplace. We also predict growth in our electric LCV sales in particular, so we’re delighted that Pod Point can offer our business customers workplace charging solutions part-funded by the new government grant.”