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Paul Holland, managing director, UK fleet at Allstar Business Solutions

Fuel card company Allstar Business Solutions has agreed a new partnership with EV charging company Gridserve.

The collaboration means that the Allstar One Electric card is now accepted as the first third-party payment method alongside contactless on the Gridserve Electric Highway.

The partnership enables the Allstar One Electric card and roaming cards that are part of the Allstar Network, such as Mina Chargepass, to have full access to the Gridserve Electric Highway.

This means more than 160 Gridserve Electric Highway locations are now accessible via the Allstar One Electric card, and expands the Allstar One Electric charging network to more than 2,700 locations and over 7,300 charging points.

Tom Rowlands, managing director, global EV solutions at Allstar Business Solutions, said: “Allstar is really excited to have added Gridserve Electric Highway to its network, which demonstrates our commitment to adding high quality and importantly high-speed networks for our fleet customers. We are Gridserve’s first partner alongside contactless card acceptance specifically for fleets, which offers us a unique proposition for our customers.”

“Recent vehicle sales figures show that there is a clear and growing appetite from UK fleet operators to incorporate EVs into their businesses and ultimately make the full transition. To help them achieve this it is essential that we partner with leading electric charging operators, such as Gridserve. This will help us to offer greater access to charging points for drivers and reduce any threat of range anxiety for vehicles on the road.”

Toddington Harper, founder and CEO of Gridserve, commented: “This decade is crucial for climate action and it’s vital that we deliver the solutions that will move the needle on climate change. The widespread transition to electric vehicles, powered by sustainable energy, is a key part of what’s needed. We are committed to building an awesome UK-wide charging network, enabling anyone, anywhere, in any type of EV to take on any journey and have a great customer experience. We look forward to working with Allstar to deliver a fantastic EV charging experience for fleet drivers.”

Paul Holland, managing director, UK fleet at Allstar Business Solutions, commented: We are seeing a true move away from traditionally fuelled vehicles and more and more electric vehicles on the road. It’s critical that Allstar supports businesses making the transition, and this can only be done with the support of best-in-class partners like Gridserve to offer a unique service to our customers.”