Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions signs five-year charging solutions partnership with Schneider Electric
The exclusive deal will enable the leasing and fleet management firm provide complete electric vehicle charging solutions to customers for all makes and models of BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) from all major vehicle manufacturers.
- The partnership will look to overcome fleet concerns over practicalities in charging by:
- Setting standards of electrical vehicle charging services that guarantee a high end customer experience and service
- Full management of the end-to-end customer journey using Schneider Electric management process tools
- Residential charge point installations using the Schneider Electric “EVLink” range of products
Schneider Electric will also be able to provide charging solutions to corporate customers of Hitachi Capital at their workplaces and depot networks.
David Greaves, business development director at Schneider Electric, said: “We believe that working together in partnership with Hitachi Capital, will help promote a higher standard of experience for the customer. The benefits are enormous and range from access to easy, safe and high performance charging to helping make Britain a cleaner, greener place. At Schneider Electric we are committed to reducing carbon and creating a sustainable and ethical business. This has resulted in us achieving a top 10 position of the most sustainable corporations in the world and we are delighted to bring this to the partnership."
Tim Bowden, head of operations at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, added; “At Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, we pride ourselves in providing a quality, partnered, efficient process and service for our customers. We were looking to work with an organisation that shared our passion for providing high-quality service. Schneider Electric share the same ethics as Hitachi Capital and was a natural choice. Hitachi Capital’s appetite for new technology keeps us and our customers at the forefront of innovation and this partnership will further enhance our technological skills.”