Allstar EV charging network grows to over 3,700 charging points
Allstar has added 110 new charge points to the charging network for its Allstar One Electric payment card as it continues to expand the network fast.
The new charging points – the result of a partnership with Gronn Kontakt – mean the charging network for Allstar One Electric payment card customers now has more than 1,500 locations and over 3,700 charging points in the UK.
Allstar said the Government’s recently announced plans to bring the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars/vans forward to 2030 has led to a significant drive from UK businesses to step up their plans for adopting alternative fuels vehicles and EVs into their fleet.
Allstar’s own research into its customer base found that 30% of customers already have EVs in place with a further 65% of businesses planning to add EVs into their fleets over the next three years.
Supporting these plans, the firm’s new partnership with Gronn Kontakt, an EV charging company owned by Statkraft – a major European producer of renewable energy, marks the eighth network to join the Allstar One Electric payment card, which was launched in answer to direct calls from fleet managers who want to move to a combination of all fuel types on one fuel card.
The EV payment solution combines all the benefits of the Allstar One card, including access to the UK’s largest fuel network, savings across the Discount Diesel network and one HMRC-compliant invoice for all transactions.
It also complements the existing ability to pay for hydrogen on the Allstar offering too.
Paul Holland, managing director of UK fuel at Fleetcor UK, said: “Clearly there has been some fantastic momentum gained in the electric vehicle movement in recent times. By partnering with Gronn Kontakt, we are helping UK fleets to make the switch to EV seamless, with increased convenience for charging sites as well as reducing range anxiety as we add more charging points to our growing network.”