SSE has signed an agreement with Allstar Business Solutions to implement home charging for the energy firm’s EV drivers.
The partnership will see Allstar Homecharge applied to SSE’s EV drivers, providing them with visibility of charging and payments at home and on the road as well as simplifying the settlement of drivers’ business home charging by paying their energy supplier directly.
In doing so, it is hoped that this can instigate further adoption of EVs at the energy giant and incentivise the decarbonisation of transportation amongst its UK workforce.
“Allstar Homecharge was launched to solve one of the biggest pain points that transitioning to an EV fleet can pose for businesses – separating personal and professional recharges in the home,” said Tom Rowlands, managing director of global EV solutions at Allstar Business Solutions.
“We are delighted that SSE has taken advantage of our suite of EV charging solutions, which provides a holistic view of charging sessions and other benefits for the business and its staff.”
SSE’s drivers will have access to their charging history through the Allstar Driver Homecharge portal which they can also use to manage energy tariff details, have visibility over charging sessions and view when and how much charging has been paid for by their employer.
This will ultimately support drivers and employees amidst the energy crisis as we transition into the winter period.
“We have been increasing the number of EVs and electric vans in our fleet for some time as we near the 2030 deadline, but with that came its own unique challenges, including how to manage drivers taking their vehicles home at night to recharge,” said Graham Robinson, national fleet zero emissions manager at SSE.
“Allstar has been with us for every step of this journey so it only made sense to integrate Allstar Homecharge to support us with these evolving needs, and we couldn’t be more pleased that we have – it’s improved efficiencies for our office and made the lives of our drivers easier.”
Allstar Business Solutions confirmed earlier this month it has the largest combined fuel and 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.
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.