GIG and Heliox partner for EV charging-as-a-service solution
Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has partnered with rapid charging specialist Heliox BV (Heliox) to deliver fully funded electric vehicle turnkey charging infrastructure for fleets.
The ‘charging-as-a-service’ model will see the partnership own and fund the construction of charging infrastructure and maintain the charging facilities on behalf of customers; starting first with the electric buses and trucks sector, but with the aim of covering all EVs as the project progresses.
Initial target markets focus on high-growth EV markets including the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK.
GIG and Heliox will provide fully financed, turn-key charging solutions for the life cycle of the projects in return for fixed regular payments. By removing the up-front costs, the charging-as-a-service model makes the switch to fleet electrification easier and more affordable.
Projects delivered through the partnership will utilise Heliox’s vehicle-to-grid and smart charging technologies.
“The transport sector presents one of the world’s greatest decarbonisation challenges. We’ve got to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies across all segments of the sector,” said Greg Callman, head of energy technology at GIG. “Our pioneering partnership with Heliox helps bus and truck operators decarbonise their fleets more cost effectively and rapidly, while reducing diesel emissions and improving the air quality of European cities.”