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Specialist energy firm brings integrated green fleet service

Welsh sustainable energy solutions provider Egnida is developing an integrated green fleet offering following its acquisition of three fleet and energy consultancy firms.

(L-R): Egnida Group chairman Randall Edwards, Egnida CEO Andrew Padmore,Encraft MD Kate Ashworth and Tony Murtagh, founder of Car & Van Lease Supermarket

(L-R): Egnida Group chairman Randall Edwards, Egnida CEO Andrew Padmore, Encraft MD Kate Ashworth and Tony Murtagh, founder of Car & Van Lease Supermarket

Egnida already provides energy solutions for private and public sector organisations and has now acquired leasing firm Car & Van Lease Supermarket along with fleet management firm Logical Vehicle Management and energy consultancy business Encraft.

The move is intended to help optimise the relationship between electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and grid to satisfy the green fleet agenda.

Andrew Padmore, CEO of Egnida, explained: “Energy generation is becoming more localised and renewable and requires the move to a ‘smart grid’ to ensure security of supply.

“If the transition to electric vehicles is managed carefully fleet operations can be optimised and vehicles used to secure energy market related income to drastically reduce fleet whole-life cost of operations.

“The new Egnida Group structure brings together unrivalled knowledge and experience of the energy market and fleet management, together with strategic consultancy capability.”

Padmore said the acquisitions would enable the group to offer a holistic approach to green fleet needs.

“With tried-and-tested technology and rapidly emerging commercial models, we are uniquely placed to use all tools at our disposal – from strategy and funding to the delivery of fully integrated schemes – to deliver solutions tailored to our customer’s requirements.

“These acquisitions mean our clients will benefit from a much broader understanding of how next generation energy projects and alternative-fuelled vehicles are becoming increasingly interlinked.

“In practice, this means that businesses can take immediate steps towards a future where the ‘smart management’ of demand – including power, heating and vehicle management is linked with distributed generation, leading to a low-cost, low-carbon energy plan.”


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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.