Fastned’s electric vehicle (EV) chargers are now to be accessible through Paua’s electric fuel card solution.
The deal between the two will allow business drivers using Paua’s mobile app to find, charge and pay at Fastned’s network of high-power chargers across the UK, with the bills centralised to the fleet manager.
The two companies are hoping that the addition of these chargers onto the Paua app will enable fleets to expand beyond their depots with increasing confidence.
Fastned owns and operates a network of over 150 EV charging stations across Europe and the UK, with the electricity generated solely by wind and solar, including solar panels installed on the canopies of Fastned charging stations.
The company is providing 300kW chargers to the Oxford Energy Superhub, which has been lauded as Europe’s most powerful EV charging station. The hub is to have up to 10MW of power on site, and brings together Pivot Power, Oxford City Council, Fastned, Tesla Superchargers and European EV charging services provider Wenea for its development.
“Fastned’s ethos and design to enable multiple high power chargers in locations across the country aligns with our desire to make EV charging easier,” said Paua managing director Niall Riddell.
The company recently successfully trialled a plug & charge solution designed to work with all cars and chargepoints and is working with GenGame and Evergreen Energy to develop a Home & Roam charging solution.
Current± caught up with Riddell last month to discuss what sets Paua apart from other EV apps and the company’s plans for rolling out its solution “more aggressively”.