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Charging at Home: Charging on the road

The Grosvenor Group has announced a ground-breaking partnership with EO Charging, one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturers, to lead the fleet industry toward a zero emissions future.

Designed to make the transition to electric as seamless as possible for fleet managers, the partnership will see the cost of an EO charger incorporated as an option into the overall lease cost of a vehicle. EO and Grosvenor will work hand-in-hand to assess the most suitable charging options for each vehicle or fleet, whether that be at work or at the driver’s home.

EO has developed a range of industry leading EV chargers including the EO Genius, a smart enabled charge-point that can connect to the EO Hub and communicate with the grid. Currently the most cost effective and scalable charging solution for fleets, the EO Genius, is used by a number of companies including Sainsbury’s Online and Gnewt Cargo, operators of London’s largest fully electric final-mile delivery fleet

In 2017, The Grosvenor Group launched ‘0Zone’ - a service to advise and support companies looking to transition their fleet to zero or low emissions. ‘0Zone’ has achieved high acclaim since its launch, winning the 2018 BusinessCar award for best green initiative and offering advice, guidance and support to help companies with vehicle fleets navigate their way smoothly towards ultra-low emission and electric vehicles.

Mark Gallagher, head of 0Zone at Grosvenor, said, “We see EO Charging as a key plug-in partner to our contract hire and fleet management offering. This partnership will allow us to extend our support to clients and ultimately facilitate the widespread adoption of low emission vehicles across the UK.

“Since launching 0Zone 2 years ago, 96% of all new vehicle policies created for customers include vehicles below 110 gsm/km, as well as ULEVs and EVs. The average CO2 for new vehicles delivered in 2018 was 102 gsm/km, and Grosvenor’s overall average is now 104 gsm/km CO2, and hybrid and electric vehicles now make up 26% of order intake.”

Ryan Spillane, head of commercial sales of EO Charging, said, “The majority of fleets were born in the petrol or diesel era and so the transition to electric may feel like a daunting prospect for many fleet managers. With pressure mounting on the Government to move the petrol and diesel car ban forward to 2030, it’s clear that the transition to electric fleets will happen much quicker than initially forecast.

“Partnering with Grosvenor allows us to share expertise and extend a helping hand to fleet managers that want the hassle removed from switching to electric.”

 

Making it easy for drivers to charge their electric vehicles while on the road, the Grosvenor Group has announced an important new partnership with Instavolt. 

Instavolt provides easy access to rapid charging units helping drivers get back on the road quickly. 

Offering the simplest and most transparent approach to 

electric vehicle charging in the UK, all rapid charging units are equipped with both CCS2 and ChAdeMO cables and are available for EV drivers to use on a pay-as-you-go basis, with 

no subscription needed. 

With no connection charge, drivers simply tap their contactless credit or debit card and only pay for the electricity used. 

As part of the partnership, drivers of electric vehicles funded or managed by Grosvenor Leasing or Interactive Fleet Management will receive a free key fob with fifty pound’s worth of charge credit which can be used at the contactless units.

After that, companies can either top up their drivers’ key fobs, allow drivers to use their own credit or debit card for future purchases or take advantage of opening a fleet account with InstaVolt for greatest simplicity and budgetary control. 

“We’re delighted to announce this important partnership with Instavolt,” said James Parnell, Grosvenor Leasing’s head of purchasing and maintenance. 

“It means we have a robust and efficient charging solution in place for drivers on the road, and their contactless key fob is such a simple method of payment. 

“Better still, all of the electricity supplied through Instavolt’s rapid chargers comes from 100% renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind farms. It means drivers can be sure that they are doing the best for the environment when topping up their EVs.”

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