British fleet service provider ALD Automotive has signed an agreement with ChargePoint. Under the deal, the EV charging network will bring its services to ALD clients in more than nine markets across Europe for a start.
A joint end-to-end solution will be introduced in the coming months. According to an ALD spokesperson, this will help reinforce the company’s current EV coverage and include a seamless onboarding experience, billing, installation and maintenance, 24/7 customer support and smart chargers.
The charging network will include home charging and of course access to ChargePoint’s public network around Europe.
For ALD, the new partnership integrates with its e-mobility approach, ALD Electric that contains services such as consultancy, test drives and increasingly EV charging solutions. It is an approach that will play a role in “accelerating the energy transition,” says Tim Albertsen, Deputy CEO at ALD.
Also Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint sees change coming when he says that “the industry has spoken, and the shift to transportation electrification is well underway”.
ALD Automotive could be seen experimenting reportedly. Just in December, the fleet service launched an electric vehicle sharing service in Oslo in cooperation with train operator NSB and the Danish mobility service provider GreenMobility.