Allstar Business Solutions has confirmed today it now has the largest combined fuel and electric vehicle (EV) network in the UK.
The firm’s EV network boasts more than 8,600 chargepoints across more than 3,11 locations. This provides EV drivers with access to charging infrastructure on the road as well as access at over 90% of the UK’s fuel sites, it said.
Despite owning the largest in the UK, Allstar is continuing to develop its EV charging network with a target of having over 10,000 chargepoints available for the public by the end of 2022.
“We’re proud of the milestones Allstar and FLEETCOR has reached to date, particularly our best-in-class EV charging network, that mirrors what we can offer customers today in fuel, as well as our first of its kind home charging solution to simplify EV charging payments for drivers and businesses when at home,” said Tom Rowlands, managing director of Global EV Solutions at Allstar Business Solutions.
“This couldn’t have happened without growing our team of experts internally as well as joining forces with some of the country’s leading providers. We look forward to enhancing our offering to fleets long into the future.”
This target has been achieved via a range of collaborations and expansions disclosed throughout 2022. Most recently last week, Allstar completed a strategic partnership with rapid and ultra-rapid chargepoint network Motor Fuel Group (MFG) to add the firm to its EV network.
With this strategic partnership, Allstar’s charging network gained an additional 40 ultra-rapid EV charging hubs pushing its network above the 8,600 threshold.
GRIDSERVE signed a partnership with Allstar Business Solutions in August, meaning its EV charging card could be used as a third-party payment method at Electric Highway chargers.
This partnership made the Allstar One Electric car the first fleet card to be accepted across the Electric Highway, including GRIDSERVE’s High Power Electric Super Hubs, Medium Power Electric Hubs and Electric Forecourts in Braintree and Norwich.
“We at Allstar know the importance that EVs hold for their environmental impact, but also understand the adjustments that this means businesses will have to make as a result of integrating EVs,” said Laura Lancaster, vice-president of EV Sales and partnerships at Allstar Business Solutions.
“It is crucial that we support businesses as they plan and execute their transition, as it is not something that can happen overnight. That’s why we’ve put many steps in place to create a wide-reaching network that is easily accessible, convenient, rich in insights and covers all bases.”
A crucial development was Allstar being integrated with Zap-Map’s Zap-Pay in 2021, making payments for EV charging much simpler and accessible. Zap-Pay had been integrated with nine charging networks at the time.
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