ESB Energy has become the latest electric vehicle (EV) charging network to partner with fleet fuel card provider Paua.
It kicked off its rollout of EV chargers in October 2021, when it opened multi-charging hub in Birmingham, and now has over 543 rapid connectors across London, Coventry and Birmingham, which will be available to Paua’s customers.
Additionally, the company is extending its network further across the UK thanks to a recent agreement between with the EV Network and Zood Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sustainable Development Capital Limited.
ESB Energy has already built the first ever interoperable cross-border system on the island of Ireland, with more than 1,350 public charging points.
“Supporting customers on the transition to zero emissions transport is core to the thesis of ESB Energy,” said John Byrne, head of ESB Energy EV Solutions.
“As we continue to build out our charging network across the UK, we are delighted to be joining the experienced team at Paua on this journey.”
Paua’s charge card solution is designed to simplify charging for business drivers, aggregating multiple networks together to provide fleet managers with a single solution and bill.
The singular bill allows a fleet to accurately account for costs and recover the 20% VAT on public charging costs, whilst the RFID card is backed by a mobile app.
The integration of ESB Energy’s chargepoints brings Paua’s network to over 18,000, making it the largest aggregated network for EV drivers, according to the company.
“We have been living and breathing the energy transition for years now,” said Niall Riddell, CEO & co-founder of Paua.
“Our team are experienced and well equipped to simplify the experience that drivers need as entire fleets transition to electric motoring. We look forward to supporting more businesses on the transition with Paua everywhere.”