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Ionity registers increase in use of EV charging stations

Ionity has registered an increase in the use of its European charging stations after the first Covid-19 lockdown period that started in April 2020.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to a change in mobility behaviour in Europe and helped the e-mobility sector to further gain traction, says Ionity. 

Ionity reports the registration numbers of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) increased across the continent before the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Michael Hajesch, CEO at Ionity, said: “The pandemic has made people reflect on the way we all travel short and long distance.”

FMG partners with The Building Repair Network

FMG has formed a partnership with The Building Repair Network, to help those whose property has been damaged in a motor incident.

Data collected over the past 12 months, highlights average savings of £2,400 per captured claim, according to FMG.

FMG says by partnering with The Building Repair Network, the company will gain access to qualified and experienced construction industry specialists to manage the property repair aspect of at-fault motor claims.

Copart UK to open new North East contact centre

Copart UK has announced the expansion of their dedicated ‘first response’ contact centre in the North East.

The opening of the new contact centre is part of its plans to central activities to the first response and policy holder management services it provides to the insurance sector, says Copart.

The expanded team will also be responsible for co-ordinated collections and immediate payment on behalf of insurers.

New roles will be created to focus on building and maintaining relationships with bodyshop and recovery operators, says Copart.

The second area of expansion is focused around the provision of Copart Owner Connect.

SSE selects Alfen for fleet electrification

SSE Enterprise has signed a three-year framework agreement with Alfen to provide the company with smart electric vehicle (EV) charge points which can be deployed for its customers.

Alfen has supplied SSE Enterprise with its smart Eve Double charging stations for installations at both SSEs main employee bases in Perth and Reading.

Investment in EV infrastructure is being made by SSE to help get its 12,000 staff on the road to net zero carbon emissions as well as to convert its 3,500 strong fleet to electric vehicles (EVs).

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