The Electric Vehicle Network (EVN), a leading independent electric vehicle charging infrastructure development company, has announced the expansion of its successful public charging “infrastructure-as-a-service” model to fleet operators for the first time.
The company is responding to growing demand from its existing and new client base looking to speed up the transition from traditional fuels to electric vehicles (EVs).
EVN is offering a comprehensive solution, to design, build and fully finance the charging infrastructure at operators’ exiting depots or new strategic business-to-business (B2B) hub locations.
Working with fleets to understand their geographic requirements and sourcing suitable locations for charging hubs for all EV vehicle types including energy management, battery and solar solutions as required.
EVN also offers land sourcing and its infrastructure services for “sponsored hubs” where multi-fleet organisations need dedicated on-the-go locations to supply their customers.
In addition to its £300 million infrastructure fund, the company has recently completed a further £100 million raise for its property division to focus on freehold opportunities across the UK.
Reza Shaybani, The EV Network co-founder and chief executive, said: “This is a natural progression for EVN to support the fleet operators in their transition to EVs.
“Our investment portfolio has been extremely successful in the public charging sector and is seeing a growing demand from fleets for support with infrastructure costs and growing congestion at public charging areas.
“Depot infrastructure services are key, but an increased number of large logistic and operational companies are seeking to deploy private hubs to ensure their vehicles have a dedicated in-transit bases to charge at.
“On-the-go charging and dedicated private B2B hubs are a key part of keeping the fleets charged and in service.”
EVN’s latest site (pictured below) at Silk Road, Macclesfield, brings a great charging experience with reliable Ultra-Rapid 300kw chargers and incredible on-site facilities. bp pulse were the selected partner for this site enabling drivers to pay-as-you-go using any major credit or debit card or download their app for reduced rates.
Sam Shaybani, EVN co-founder and COO, said: “With the rising demand of public charging, the fleet operators equally have mounting pressure from all sides of their businesses to make this a success, depot charging on its own is not enough.
“The difficulty many fleet operators are finding is the ‘double whammy’ of cost – not only a new fleet investment but also large capital requirements for a completely new infrastructure.
“We can remove a lot of that up-front expenditure requirement and smooth out the funding requests to support budgeting over a longer term.”