Allstar, the UK’s leading EV and business expense payment company, today announced that it has partnered with European charging company Fastned, to enable business drivers using the Allstar One Electric solution to find, charge and pay at Fastned’s network of high-power chargers across the UK.
It will see the number of fast charge points in Allstar’s network increase to over 6000. This takes the total number of charge points accessible through the Allstar network to over 11,000 at more than 4,000 locations across the UK, of which 94% of chargers are fast, rapid, and ultra-rapid.
Global sales of EVs are set to surge to yet another record this year, according to the IEA, with sales expected to grow by another 35% from 2022. According to Allstar’s partner Zapmap, the number of UK EVs registered in 2023 so far is already ~18% higher than for the whole of 2022.
As this uptake of EVs in the UK rapidly increases, it is vital that charging infrastructure and payment solutions continue to keep pace with the growing demand to enable drivers to tap and charge with ease and get back on the road.
Fastned was ranked the best joint charge point operator in the UK in 2022, according to users of Zap map, the UK’s leading charge point mapping service. It recently installed its 14th station in the UK in East Anglia, featuring six 300kW charging bays, with more in the pipeline for this year.
The company boasts over 265 stations across the UK and mainland Europe, with more than 1300 charge points capable of adding up to 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes. All of Fastned’s chargers are powered by solar and wind renewable energy, supported by solar panels installed on the canopies of its charging stations, making them a sustainable choice for drivers.
Commenting on the partnership, Tom Rowlands FLEETCOR Managing Director, Global EV Solutions, including UK brand, Allstar, said: “We’re excited to partner with Fastned to expand our EV charging network. The company is a leading player in the European fast charging market, and their high-powered chargers will provide our drivers with even more convenient and reliable charging options across the UK.”
Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager for Fastned, added: “Our mission is to give freedom to electric drivers and accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility, which is why we’re delighted to partner with Allstar to give drivers in the UK even more choice when it comes to charging their vehicles.”
*For customers using Allstar electric cards issued before 10th April 2023, access to the entire network may require card replacement.