Erik is a serial entrepreneur and engineer by training. He founded POD Point in 2009 in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. He saw the potential of electric vehicles as the next major mode of transportation and set himself the goal of wiring up the UK with charge points to facilitate the switch to EV from internal combustion engines. Under Erik’s stewardship, POD Point has become one of Europe’s leading providers of electric vehicle supply equipment, with a range of intelligent charging points for use at home, in workplaces, and at frequently visited destinations. So far the firm has shipped over 30,000 points and boasts a publicly accessible network of over 2500 charging bays. They install their home charge products for customers of Nissan, Volkswagen, Volvo, Hyundai Renault, and other brands. Their public network is available at a wide range of locations including Sainsbury’s and Southern Rail. They also have over 500 workplace customers, including high profile companies such as Lloyds Banking Group, Britvic, and O2 Telefónica. Through these home, workplace, and destination charge points they have already powered over 60 million miles of electric vehicle motoring, and are adding over 1m miles a month.The ongoing successful rollout of this infrastructure is born from Erik’s belief that travel shouldn’t damage the earth and a contingent desire to use his skills as an entrepreneur to help people adopt clean transport in their everyday lives.