Fleet Alliance, a fleet mobility provider, has announced a new partnership with energy company Scottish Power, named Fleet Zero, which is intended to provide a full electric vehicle (EV) solution for fleets, ranging from charging infrastructure to the vehicles themselves.
ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, an integrated utility company and a developer of solutions using wind energy.
Andy Bruce, CEO of Fleet Alliance, said: “I’m very excited about it. Here is an opportunity to advance sustainable practices with the right EVs and the right EV charging solutions…It’s a great solution all round for fleets. A partnership that is practical and efficient. So let’s welcome in Fleet Zero: a partnership built on sustainability.”
Scottish Power provides both home chargers and workplace charging facilities.
According to Fleet Alliance, as the majority of EV drivers charge at home, a domestic charger makes sense for company car drivers switching to EVs as they can provide convenience and off-peak energy provision, or time to charge up overnight for use the following day.
What’s more, workplace charging facilities can help fleets switch from fossil fuel cars to battery electric vehicles, allowing employees to top up battery charge should they require it.
For commercial vehicle fleets with a return to base operational cycle, workplace chargers provide the necessary overnight charging for the vans.
The two companies hope to cater for these circumstances and encourage more firms to electrify through Fleet Zero, which will see Fleet Alliance provide the electric vans and Scottish Power the EV chargers.