Electric vehicle charging solutions provider PragmaCharge has revealed its new pay-as-you-go ‘electric-trucking-as-a-service’ offering, which it has claimed encompasses battery electric truck leasing, maintenance and charging services.
The company hopes to offer a comprehensive end-to-end solution for fleet owners by leasing battery electric trucks (BET) and installing charging infrastructure through one package at logistics hubs across the UK and Europe.
Some of the key benefits of the service for fleet owners, according to PragmaCharge, are that there is no upfront capital investment, which can be a barrier for smaller companies, and lessened fleet anxiety and added efficiency through strategically-located hubs at ‘high-traffic locations’.
What’s more, fleet uptime can reportedly be optimised with the 350kW chargers, with the hubs being designed to offer a full charge to a BET within 45 minutes.
Anil Srivastava, CEO of PragmaCharge, said: “Our solution is design-optimised to offer lower total cost of ownership for electric trucks and deliver a stress-free experience for fleet owners as they embark on the journey of electrification.
“I am excited about our mission to help decarbonise the commercial transport sector.”
Currently, 24% of UK GHG emissions come from transportation, of which 19% come from heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
The company hopes to address this and what it perceives as a lack of electric road freight infrastructure through the new service.
PragmaCharge has also claimed that it will be one of the first firms to offer a logistics hub-focused approach to charging infrastructure for BETs.
Additional services available through the PragmaCharge-Hubs are set to include mileage-based BET leasing contracts, run-time analytics, fleet performance and cost analytics, OEM predictive and corrective maintenance agreements and tiered bookable charging slots.