Allstar Business Solutions Limited, the UK’s leading fuel management company, today announces its new partnership with leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider, EB Charging. The partnership will begin with 59 charge points before the rest of EB’s network will be added over the coming months to the multi-branded Allstar One Electric network, as they are upgraded to accept the Allstar One Electric Card.
EB is a fast 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 joining Allstar Business Solutions’ network, the company will continue to support customers across the UK, providing greater access to compatible charging points.
The partnership signifies the continuation of Allstar’s EV network expansion and follows the launch of its EV charging payment solution, the Allstar One Electric card. As the 282 chargers are added to the network, the partnership comes at a time when 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 Allstar Business Solutions’ 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 they work towards meeting the government’s plans to ban sales of new petrol, diesel and some hybrid cars in the UK by 2030.
Paul Holland, Managing Director of UK Fuel at FLEETCOR UK, said: “It is clear that UK fleet operators are eager to incorporate even more EV into their businesses. They just need a better infrastructure to support the transition. Collaborations, such as our partnership with EB Charging, will help make this a reality by offering greater access to charging points through our Allstar One Electric card.”
Dan O’Hara, CEO at EB Charging, added: “Our main target is to reduce the UK’s collective carbon footprint and improve air quality by helping people move from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles and more sustainable energy. This switch is made so much easier by improving access and the availability of electric charging points.”
He added: “This switch to electrification for fleets is also crucial in meeting these targets and today’s partnership with Allstar Business Solutions is an exciting next step on this journey. Our joint goal of improving access to charging points will help drive our shared success and make the EV driving experience easier and more cost-effective.”
* next greencar: Electric car market statistics (11th March 2021)
**Allstar survey carried out in Nov 2020 with 477 Allstar SME customers.
About Allstar Business Solutions Limited
Allstar Business Solutions is the UK’s market leading business and fuel expenses card provider, with over 40 years expertise. Accepted at over 90% of fuel sites across the UK, it has over 1.1 million cards in circulation across 50,000 businesses, giving drivers access to fuel spend across supermarkets, major oil companies and motorway fuel stops. The network encompasses around 7,700 sites nationwide.
For more information, please visit: www.allstarcard.co.uk
EB Charging (formerly Electric Blue) is a leading independent provider of integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging and sustainable energy solutions. Committed to helping Britain’s drivers reduce their collective carbon footprint, EB’s future-focused vision is to create a completely sustainable energy infrastructure in every town and city in the UK that delivers clean, healthy air for everyone.