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Octopus Electric Vehicles launches new EV ‘transition bundle’ at GBFE 2020

Octopus Electric Vehicles has introduced a new bundle for fleet managers to make the switch to electric driving as easy as possible. 

Launched at today’s Great British Fleet Event – run by Fleet World at the Novotel London West – the Octopus Electric Vehicles Fleet Solution brings together best-in-class service providers to create a ‘transition bundle’ to enable greener driving. Switching to clean transport can reduce fuel costs by up to 90% and maintenance costs by up to 70% – but is often considered too “challenging” by many businesses.

The solution has been developed with partners Ohme, Alfen and Fleetcor, and allows businesses to unlock the financial and environmental benefits of EVs. This includes helping managers select the right EV; providing smart charging solutions for home, work and on the go; and easy monitoring and management of charging spend.

Octopus Electric Vehicles is showcasing the Fleet Solution with its partners at the Great British Fleet Event, where it will be talking to visitors about how the bundle provides full access to the Ohme Fleet Dashboard app-based service, smart chargers for each vehicle at home and work from Alfen, and full data integration with Fleetcor’s Allstar One Electric reports, giving fleet managers complete oversight of reporting for both electric vehicle charging and petrol cars.

Robert Labinski, head of EV business solutions at Octopus Electric Vehicles, commented: “The rise of electric vehicles is a huge opportunity in the fleet sector – it allows managers to be a force for good on the road, with cleaner, greener transport. However, it does present small challenges: particularly giving drivers easy access to charging – and then reconciling the cost of charging whether at home, work or on the road. Fleet managers don’t want their staff to be out of pocket if they charge their electric vehicles at home, where they can access low cost, green electricity.

“Managers are very alive to the ‘charging challenge’: the accessibility and reliability of charging solutions and visibility of charging data. Our technology and partnerships with Ohme, Alfen and Fleetcor is in response to our insights from fleet businesses. The new bundle provides unrivalled visibility on cost of ownership for every fleet vehicle and a significantly reduced administrative burden associated with electric alternatives.”

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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