GRIDSERVE have announced the launch of The GRIDSERVE Partner Network to open up the company’s ‘Sun-To-Wheel Ecosystem’ – comprising hybrid solar and battery farms, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and electric vehicle solutions – to like-minded partners across the world interested in accelerating net zero transport initiatives.
The plans were announced yesterday to international sustainable energy leaders when GRIDSERVE spoke at COP26. The aim is to speed up the global rollout of world-class electric vehicle charging infrastructure powered by net zero carbon sustainable energy in the shortest possible timeframe.
Toddington Harper, GRIDSERVE CEO and founder, said: “GRIDSERVE’s mission is to help deliver sustainable energy on the scale needed to move the needle on climate change.
“In the UK we are delivering this vision at an extraordinary pace, building a Sun-to-Wheel ecosystem of hybrid solar and battery farms, high-power EV chargers, and electric vehicle leasing solutions.
“This is supported by customer experience technology that is decarbonising the UK’s transport system and giving drivers everywhere the confidence to go electric sooner than anyone could have imagined only a few years ago.”
“However, to be serious about addressing the climate crisis, we need to think and act on a global scale. That’s why, at COP26, we are launching the GRIDSERVE Partner Network to share our knowledge, expertise and experience.”
GRIDSERVE is already in discussions with international petrol forecourt operators, landowners and investors to deploy its infrastructure. The company is using COP26 to reach out to others to raise awareness about the GRIDSERVE Partner Network and to commence discussions.
In addition to GRIDSERVE leasing land and investing its own capital in building and operating its own charging infrastructure, the Partner Network provides the opportunity for partners to invest themselves. Partners can also co-invest alongside GRIDSERVE, to establish their own charging networks in partnership with the company. This provides maximum flexibility without having to build an entire tech-enabled electric vehicle charging business.
Toddington Harper added: “Everything we have achieved in the UK has required us to overcome massive complexities and challenges – experience we’ve spent years developing.
“It’s now time to share those learnings with partners across the world and accelerate the shift to net zero transport. Our Partner Network allows us to do just that, enabling others to capitalise on our market leading EV charging solutions within their own networks and geographies.”
Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, said: “Our partnership with GRIDSERVE has been a total game-changer for electric mobility in the UK.
“Not only are we providing electric vehicles at some of the most competitive rates on the market, but we are developing a network of rapid, reliable and renewably powered EV charging infrastructure that will fast-track the electric vehicle revolution.
“We’re excited to support GRIDSERVE in its next phase of growth as it launches the Partner Network to export its unique expertise across the world and help like-minded partners everywhere to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change.”