Allstar now the largest combined fuel and electric vehicle (EV) network in UK

Allstar Business Solutions Limited, the UK’s leading fuel and electric vehicle (EV) solutions company, today announces it has the largest combined fuel and EV network in the UK. It has more than 8,600 chargepoints across more than 3,100 locations for fleets recharging on the road, as well as access to over 90 per cent of the UK’s fuel sites. 

The surge in EV momentum continues for Allstar which is on-boarding additional operators and expects to have over 10,000 chargepoints by the end of the year. This follows a focus on building a best-in-class fast and rapid EV network, and recently welcomed GRIDSERVE, MFG, Connected Kerb, Charge My Street, Allego, Plug-N-Go, and Mer to its roster, joining the likes of Source London, Geniepoint, ESB Energy, Osprey, Alfa Power and LiFe

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Allstar has invested in Mina and launched Allstar Homecharge. The solution helps simplify payments for electric vehicle fleets charging at home. This is all managed through one supplier with complete visibility of charging and payments.

Having anticipated EVs becoming increasingly important to the future of fleets and business management, Allstar launched the Allstar One Electric fuel card in 2019. This eliminates the need to subscribe to multiple EV charging networks by aggregating merchants and locations. This results in lower costs and added convenience. 

The industry-leading functionality was further strengthened by joining forces with Zap-Map, the UK’s leading electric vehicle search and mapping app. This enables customers to search, plan and pay for EV charging on the road. 

FLEETCOR, the parent company, recently invested in the company as part of its Series A fundraising, as well as acquiring Plugsurfing, a leading European EV software and network provider to vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and charge point operators (CPO). 

This acquisition allows FLEETCOR to serve a broader segment of the market whilst bringing best-in-class products and technology to their fleet customers. To support all organisations as they transition their fleets, Allstar’s EV solutions enable fleet operators to manage all fuel types, whether traditional petrol and diesel or electric or hybrid, on one payment card. 

Allstar’s traditional fuel network is the largest in the UK and is underpinned by this functionality. This enables businesses to add EVs to their fleets while managing fuel purchasing for their existing vehicles.

Behind the scenes, there has been intense internal investment in team growth. After being with FLEETCOR family for four years, Tom Rowlands is now the managing director at Global EV Solutions. He brings a wealth of experience from his time at Deloitte, KPMG and MasterCard. 

Also bolstering the EV department is Laura Lancaster, vice president of EV Sales and Partnerships. She has over 14 years of industry experience, including numerous positions at Shell under her belt. The acquisition of Plugsurfing also adds around 100 additional EV experts.

Beyond the team, Allstar has also invested in its newly launched EV Hub full of news and insights. It’s designed for everyone; from eager learners through to those with a fleet of EV vehicles to keep up to date about the changing world of EVs.

Tom Rowlands, Global EV Solutions managing director at Allstar Business Solutions, said: “We’re proud of the milestones Allstar and FLEETCOR has reached to date, particularly our best-in-class EV charging network, that mirrors what we can offer customers today in fuel, as well as our first of its kind home charging solution to simplify EV charging payments for drivers and businesses when at home. 

“This couldn’t have happened without growing our team of experts internally as well as joining forces with some of the country’s leading providers. We look forward to enhancing our offering to fleets long into the future.”

Paul Holland, UK Fleet managing director at Allstar Business Solutions, said: “The challenges and complexity for fleet operators transitioning to electric cannot be underestimated.  

“By working closely with our customers, which includes many of the largest fleets in the UK, we have developed a truly market leading solution and unrivalled level of expertise to help fleets and their drivers transition efficiently to electric vehicles.”

Paul Holland (left) and Tom Rowlands (right) shot with Ade Thomas (middle) when the announcement was made on World EV Day

Laura Lancaster, EV Sales and Partnerships vice president at Allstar Business Solutions, said: “We at Allstar know the importance that EVs hold for their environmental impact, but also understand the adjustments that this means businesses will have to make as a result of integrating EVs.

“It is crucial that we support businesses as they plan and execute their transition, as it is not something that can happen overnight. That’s why we’ve put many steps in place to create a wide-reaching network that is easily accessible, convenient, rich in insights and covers all bases.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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