The charging posts were installed by E.ON, which will also maintain and operate them, as well as providing the supply of power. They are now in use at Polystar Plastics in Southampton, allowing up to 12 vehicles to be charged at one time.

Suchin Talwar, commercial director at Polystar Plastics, said: “We’re still independently owned and proud to be operating in Southampton, with ambitious plans to grow. We’re already helping our customers meet their packaging and packaging waste obligations, working with them to reduce unnecessary waste and increase recycling and reuse.

“Developing more environmentally-friendly products is key to our business’ success, and we’re focussed on green packaging solutions and products that have a positive environmental impact. Alongside this, it made sense to consider our own long-term sustainability and installing charging posts has proved a popular decision with our customers and employees.”

Shahid Rana, from the E.ON Drive team, added: “We were already supplying Polystar Plastics with their power needs and understood their ambition to become more sustainable. Through our E.ON Drive application, providing the full electric vehicle infrastructure service for businesses, we were able to meet their needs in providing a more sustainable transport method in a way that didn’t disrupt their core business.”