Alphabet partners with EDF Energy for EV charging
Launched last year, the AlphaElectric service provides a four-stage electric vehicle consultancy package aimed at helping businesses to adopt the technology their fleet, covering a range of areas from fleet analysis and vehicle selection to charging infrastructure.
The new partnership with EDF Energy is expected to boost customer confidence in selecting EVs by bringing together specialist advice from both companies on best-fit charging solutions for home and workplace including guidance on modes and speeds of charging infrastructure, as well as the types of charging cables available for selection.
Customers will also receive detailed advice on load and power requirements, alongside managing ongoing maintenance, installation and warranty protection.
Mark Constable, senior product manager at EDF Energy, said: ‘For a number of years now, EDF Energy has been working closely with the automotive industry to help bring developments in EV charging to the market. We are excited to bring our expertise to Alphabet’s AlphaElectric initiative. Fully or partially-electrified vehicle fleets mean a large decrease in carbon emissions which can have a real impact on a company’s reduction targets.’
Kit Wisdom, head of corporate mobility at Alphabet, added: ‘One of the biggest concerns for fleets when it comes to introducing EVs has been whether their drivers will be able to access a convenient and effective charging infrastructure at the office or home.
‘By partnering with EDF Energy, we can now offer charging solutions to customers for workplace requirements nationwide, alongside a residential charging solution partly funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
‘Through close collaboration with EDF Energy we are working to further develop our Electric Charging product line up and plan to bring new products to market in the online and hardware areas.’