Hundreds of fleet managers had the opportunity to chat to Allstar about the recent unveiling of Allstar Chargepass as it made its first major public appearance at the Fleet News' Fleet & Mobility Live event recently. The fleet exhibition and seminar show attracted hundreds of fleet decision-makers to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham for the two-day event, with Allstar's stand prominently situated at the heart of the hall.
Visitors to the stand could learn more about the recently introduced Allstar Chargepass, which allows businesses to pay for fuel and electric vehicle charging both at home and on the road. This eliminates the need for separate transactions and offers customers a single HMRC compliant invoice with EV and fuel transactions included.
Stephen Briers, Fleet News Group Editor, remarked, "Fleet and Mobility Live was a great success this year, demonstrating the appetite of fleet managers for new and innovative ways to run their vehicles more efficiently and effectively. Visitor numbers, as well as the level of participation in the seminars and talks, were high. Seeing companies like Allstar unveil solutions such as its Allstar Chargepass offering at the event generated a real buzz."
Ashley Tate, the new Managing Director of Allstar Chargepass UK, was on hand at the stand to guide fleet decision-makers through the solution and to gather opinions on their future electric plans following the Government's decision to delay the ban on petrol and diesel cars until 2035.
Tate said, "Allstar Chargepass has been very well received, and it was great to engage with visitors on the stand about how we can help with their electrification plans. There's certainly a sense that simplifying and clarifying payments, whether at home or on the road, is crucial not only in transitioning to electric vehicles and managing the fleet overall but also in gaining employee buy-in."
"For employees to embrace the shift to electric, they need to be bought in and convinced that their work lives will not become more complicated as a result, and Allstar Chargepass goes a long way in addressing this."
"It was also interesting to hear fleet managers' perspectives on the Government's delay in banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles. Many businesses today simply want to use the most suitable vehicle for the job or driver, whether it's petrol, diesel, or electric. The main priority is having the tools to pay for fuel or electricity, and that's precisely what Allstar provides."
Visitors at the stand could explore the ways they could use Allstar Chargepass to expand and manage their electric vehicle fleets, with features that provide insights such as cost per kWh, location, and duration of each charge.
"The impression I got from conversations at Fleet & Mobility Live is that the delay changes very little. If an electric car or van was the right choice before the announcement, it remains the case now. With Allstar Chargepass, we're equipping them with the tools to do just that," added Tate.
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