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Collaboration between fleets and charge point operators essential, says Allstar

Allstar Business Solutions has called on fleet managers and charge point operators (CPOs) to work more closely to help meet the Government’s 2030 ICE ban.

Allstar says accelerating fleet take up of EVs will depend upon a holistic, multi-branded network, but that will only come with collaboration within the industry

Ahead of the cut-off on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans, Allstar says fleet operators must start to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles, which it warns will take time and a great investment as well as new processes and training to accommodate these vehicles.

Paul Holland, MD, Allstar Business Solutions, commented: “There has been great progress made in the move to widespread adoption of EVs, both for the public and for businesses. We must continue to drive innovation and ensure that any barriers to entry are removed well in advance of the 2030 deadline.”

He continued: “Accelerating fleet take up of EVs will depend upon a holistic, multi-branded network for customers, but that will only come with collaboration and idea sharing within the industry, so it is key for providers to come together.”

The call comes as Allstar nears its 5,000 EV charger milestone, continuing its work to create a universal network for fleets. This includes partnering with key network providers including Engie EV Solutions, Source London, ESB Energy, Osprey, Alfa Power, Hubsta, EB Charging, Mer, Plug n Go, and Franklin Energy, ensuring Allstar continues to improve infrastructure for the EV market and enable fleet operators to adopt the technology with greater ease.

After rapid growth in the last 12 months, Allstar currently has more than 3,200 fast and 1,314 rapid chargers, and it’s concentrating its efforts on adding rapid and ultra-rapid charging points in convenient locations for drivers.

Allstar is also maintaining its traditional fuel site coverage of more than 90% of sites across the UK, providing added convenience for customers operating plug-in hybrid vehicles and mixed fleets that need convenient access to a dual network to help improve efficiencies. All charging transactions, alongside traditional fuel, combine into one HMRC-compliant invoice providing full visibility of costs.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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