charging points

As part of its commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint, South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has introduced electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its Truro and Exeter offices.

The firm now has three EV charging points at its Exeter office in Southernhay West, and four at its Truro site. These charging points can be used by visiting clients for free, as well as by Stephens Scown employees.

The new charging points come as part of the firm’s Giving Back program, which involves finding ways to reduce Stephens Scown’s environmental impact and increase sustainability.

Verity Slater, Giving Back Partner, says:

“We all need to move towards a more environmentally-friendly way of driving, and making the charging points available for colleagues and clients is our way of helping people with EVs, or those who are considering getting one soon.”

Sonya Bedford MBE, Partner and Head of Stephens Scown’s Energy team, worked closely with suppliers during the installation of the firm’s charge points, and sees them as a good 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.”

Stephens Scown’s Energy team has also worked with a number of companies across the South West to provide advice on implementing charging points, and expects more of this type of work as the fossil fuel vehicle deadline approaches.