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Allstar adds Plug-N-Go to EV charging network

Allstar Business Solutions has partnered with Plug-N-Go, adding 18 sites to the Allstar One Electric network. 

With the addition of Plug-N-Go’s sites, Allstar now enables fleet drivers to recharge their EVs at over 1,700 sites across the UK.

Allstar says the partnership with Plug-N-Go is the latest in a string of strategic deals that are helping the company work towards its goal of creating an EV charging network that is equivalent to its traditional fuelling points.

Allstar recently agreed a new partnership with Gronn Kontakt, an EV charging company owned by Statkraft – Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy.

Paul Holland, managing director of UK Fuel at Fleetcor UK, said: “Our partnership with Plug-N-Go significantly strengthens the availability of EV charging for businesses across the UK, something that is key to the success of transitioning fleets over from traditional fuel types.

“It comes after we recently launched our Allstar One Electric card, which enables fleet managers to pay for all fuel types on one card, further easing the transition for operators. We’re pleased to be working with Plug-N-Go during such a critical period of change.”

Keith Hounsell, founder and chief executive officer at Plug-N-Go, added: “The number of electric vehicles on the roads is increasing daily, but to ensure that everyone is able to seamlessly make the move to greener travel, we must provide regular charging points that are quick and easy to use.

“By combining our innovative technology with Allstar’s ever-growing network, we are able to achieve this together.”

Plug-N-Go operates and maintains public facing electrical fast charge points up to 50 kWh.

Allstar launched the Allstar One Electric fuel card in 2019, to enable fleet operators to manage all fuel types, whether traditional (petrol and diesel) or alternative, such as electric, hydrogen or hybrid, on one payment card.

As part of this, Allstar partnered with eight EV charging providers, including Chargepoint services, ESB Energy, Engenie, and Source London, to create the multi-branded EV fuel network.

Fleetcor invests in EV charging company Mina

Fleetcor has also announced it has made an investment in Mina, an EV charging payment start-up, to provide its solution to commercial fleets.

Mina provides an EV Fuel Card which allows fleet vehicles to be charged at home or on the road and the fleet owner pays just a single bill for all energy used.

As part of the investment, Fleetcor, parent company to Allstar Business Solutions, Keyfuels, The Fuelcard Company, Epyx and r2c, can provide the Mina solution to commercial fleet customers making the switch the electric vehicles (EVs).

Fleetcor said Mina’s solution will play a pivotal role in simplifying charging management and payment for fleets.

Alan King, Fleetcor Group president, Europe and Australasia, said: “Fleetcor is in the business of solving and simplifying complex payment and logistics problems for customers of all sizes, industries and locations with innovative products and services.

“The move to EVs is just the latest business challenge facing commercial fleets.

“With EV adoption accelerating across the UK and Europe, Mina’s solution provides an effective and efficient means of tracking charging, simplifying payments and streamlining reimbursement, initially for our UK customers for EV charging needs, regardless of location.”

Ashley Tate, co-founder and CEO at Mina, said: “By 2025, 75% of all EVs will be owned by businesses. For drivers, their homes will be an important location to charge vehicles. Most fleet operators want to support home charging but are challenged in how best to handle driver reimbursement. Our award-winning technology offers businesses the simplest solution.”

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