Macquarie’s Green Investment Group has launched a new venture that aims to accelerate the transition to electric commercial vehicles through a monthly subscription service that will deploy charging infrastructure for operators of bus, truck and truck fleets. electric vans.
The new company, named Fleete, will provide charging infrastructure solutions for a variety of commercial customers, supporting the installation, management and financing of charging points for fleets, the investor announced yesterday. clean energy infrastructure.
Green Investment Group described the new venture as a “one-stop-shop” that would allow commercial fleet operators to expand electric vehicle (EV) fleets, giving businesses access to high-powered charging equipment at no upfront cost.
Customers who sign up for the service will have access to charging stations in the power range of 60kW to 600kW, depending on individual fleet needs, he said, noting that charging systems ultrafast it proposed would be able to provide 100 km of range in 10 minutes of charging in some cases.
The company will also offer its customers access to Fleete’s proprietary software platform, which aims to help fleet operators optimize charging schedules and energy consumption.
Dan Bentham, CEO of Fleete, said demand for electric fleet charging infrastructure is expected to grow exponentially as demand for electric vehicles across all market segments continues to rise.
“Fleete was created to support this large-scale transition to electric utility vehicles,” he said. “Through a monthly subscription with no upfront cost, we put customers at ease as they transition to electric vehicles. This is all integrated into our global digital platform. connected with a single point of service for our customers.”
Green Investment Group said Fleete will focus on developing electric vehicle infrastructure solutions in large-scale depots where vehicles are parked overnight; locations such as commercial areas or car parks frequented by multiple fleets and vehicles of all sizes; and sites close to highways used by truck and coach fleets.
“By creating Fleete, we aim to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles by enabling operators to immediately reap the benefits of electrification, while supporting the delivery of a smart, flexible and low-carbon energy system,” said Mark Dooley, global manager. of the green investment group.
The launch of the new service comes just days after Trojan Energy announced plans to install more than 500 street charging points in the London Borough of Barnet, after securing £3.5million in government funding to complete the £4.65 million project.
It also comes after Osprey Charging recently announced it had signed an agreement with British Garden Centers to roll out fast EV charging stations at 11 of its stores across the country, starting with a charging hub in Carmarthen. , in Wales. And in other EV charging infrastructure news, Octopus Energy announced yesterday that it has rebranded its ‘Electric Juice’ roving charging network to ‘Electric Universe’, confirming that it can now offer users access to more than 300,000 public charging stations around the world.