We are therefore pleased to confirm our new partnership with leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider, EB Charging.
EB Charging is the fastest growing British business working with over 50 local authority, NHS and commercial partners, aiming to improve infrastructure for the EV market and enable fleet operators to adopt the technology with greater ease. By partnering with EB Charging, Allstar will add a further 261 charging sites and 282 charge points to the multi-branded Allstar One Electric network. Alternatively, this deal will allow EB Charging to continue to support customers across the UK, providing greater access to compatible charging points.
The partnership signifies the continuation of our EV network expansion and follows the launch of our EV charging payment solution, the Allstar One Electric card. As the 282 charge points are added to the network, we are able to keep up with customer demands, as businesses are increasingly looking to incorporate alternative fuels (AF) vehicles and EV into their fleets.
The latest EV statistics for February* confirmed this, with more than 215,000 pure-electric cars on UK roads and over 455,000 plug-in models, including plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). However, research on our customer base last year found that a third of fleet owners that participated in the research currently see a lack of infrastructure as a critical barrier to integrating AF vehicles into their operations**.
The partnership will help address this issue with the expansion of the fuel network and will aid businesses as we work towards meeting the government’s plans to ban sales of new petrol, diesel and some hybrid cars in the UK by 2030.
*next greencar: Electric car market statistics (11th March 2021)
**Allstar survey carried out in Nov 2020 with 477 Allstar SME customers.