As part of its commitment to shape the future of sustainable mobility, ALD Automotive has signed an international framework agreement with ChargePoint, Inc., the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to facilitate and accelerate the transition to e-mobility for international corporate clients, small and medium companies and private individuals.
ChargePoint will bring its expertise and comprehensive portfolio of charging solutions and services to clients in more than nine launch markets across Europe. The comprehensive electric vehicle charging solution will include a seamless digital on-boarding experience, billing solution, installation and maintenance, 24/7 customer support and smart chargers. Home charging solutions will also be available for drivers as well as access to a network of public places to charge around Europe, making it even easier for drivers to charge at work, home and on the go.
A joint end-to-end electric vehicle solution will be rolled out across Europe over the next few months. It will help reinforce the company’s current EV coverage by improving and complementing existing emobility partnerships, with energy suppliers in particular.
This initiative is part of ALD Electric, a holistic approach to electric vehicles composed of 5 key services which facilitates customer decision making and helps alleviate anxiety related to EV adoption:
- Consultancy services dedicated to the energy transition, helping clients to identify the right vehicle for the right usage and encouraging the adoption of new forms of mobility
- Test driving services with electrically-chargeable vehicles
- Smart charging infrastructure (home and office chargers, as well as public network access)
- Reporting and payments with dedicated digital access for drivers and fleet managers
- Short-term rental flexibility with ALD Switch, a non-EV exchange service for longer journeys
“This partnership agreement with ChargePoint fully supports our sustainable growth strategy to work with industry leading partners in order to broaden the company’s offering and electrify mobility,” confirms Tim Albertsen, Deputy CEO at ALD. “It is not just about replacing a diesel with an electric vehicle, it is about trying to invent new or enhance existing services to facilitate the change and we believe that this agreement, and the ALD Electric approach as a whole, will play an important role in accelerating the energy transition.”
“ChargePoint is eager to partner with ALD Automotive, a leader in the mobility solutions space, to increase access to essential EV charging for drivers and businesses throughout Europe,” said Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint, Inc. “The industry has spoken, and the shift to transportation electrification is well underway. Fleet operators and drivers alike are moving with increasing urgency to cleaner electric modes of transport and it’s incumbent on companies like ChargePoint, in collaboration with other ecosystem partners, to enable a more seamless and efficient way of moving people and goods. ChargePoint is dedicated to working with leaders, like ALD Automotive, across the transportation category and beyond to help pave the way to a more sustainable transportation future, and this partnership represents another important milestone in that commitment.”
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ALD Automotive is a global leader in mobility solutions providing full service leasing and fleet management services across 43 countries to a client base of large corporates, SMEs, professionals and private individuals. A leader in its industry, ALD Automotive places sustainable mobility at the heart of its strategy, delivering innovative mobility solutions and technology-enabled services to its clients, helping them focus on their everyday business. With 6,500 employees worldwide, ALD Automotive manages 1.66 million vehicles (at end December 2018). ALD Automotive is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A (ISIN: FR0013258662; Ticker: ALD) and its share is included in the SBF120 index. ALD’s controlling shareholder is Societe Generale.
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ChargePoint is the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 64,000 places to charge on its network around the world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and with offices located across Europe, ChargePoint provides businesses, cities, agencies and service providers with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. ChargePoint’s smart networked technology enables drivers to locate charging stations, start a charging session and monitor their session through the ChargePoint mobile app, creating a seamless experience for EV drivers. To date, ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 53 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 220 million litres of diesel and petrol and driving more than 2.1 billion diesel/petrol-free kilometres on dispensed energy.
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