Redde Northgate, integrated mobility platform provider and owner of Northgate Vehicle Hire, has acquired EV charging equipment firm ChargedEV.
According to Northgate, this strategic acquisition provides the group with a platform to expand its offerings in this important and growing area, as both its own EV fleet and its customers’ EV fleets develop.
It will also support the group’s overall programme around EV transition and goals to reduce its carbon emissions.
Commenting on the acquisition, Martin Ward, CEO of Redde Northgate, said: “As leaders and businesses across the globe seek to tackle the world’s growing environmental challenges, we too are working hard to position the group to provide responsible and sustainable solutions for our customers and stakeholders.
“We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of ChargedEV, which in line with this strategic objective, places us at the forefront of the transition to EV in our markets as both our own and our customers’ fleets evolve. I’d like to welcome the ChargedEV team to Redde Northgate and look forward to developing this important area of the business.”
ChargedEV operates throughout the UK, delivering and installing EV charging points using its own trained electrical installers or via a network of approved third party installers. Currently with a team today of around 20, it plans to expand over time as the EV transition gathers pace.
With the acquisition, Northgate now has an experienced team that can offer a turnkey solution for EVs and EV charging. More widely, the group has over 300 fully trained technicians, who are certified to work on EVs.
Furthermore, the company added most of the wider team are also trained on EV awareness and it plans to enhance Northgate’s workshop and bodyshop capacity in this area over time.