LeasePlan is on an ambitious course to electrify its fleet of vehicles under management by 2030. The mission is part of its EV100 association, a collection of businesses committed to fleet decarbonisation by 2030.
The size of the task is significant: the company has a fleet of 1.9 million vehicles in 30 countries.
To assist its electrification plans and future-proof its fleet, LeasePlan has engaged NewMotion - a Shell-owned company that designs, builds, and supports smart charging solutions - to provide LeasePlan customers with EV charging facilities at home, the workplace, and on the go.
NewMotion already has a wide European footprint with 200,000 charge points in 35 European countries. Under the new agreement, LeasePlan customers will have access to one of Europe’s largest charging networks, including ultra-rapid chargers at Shell service stations.
Fleet drivers with LeasePlan will also benefit from lower running costs, as NewMotion says drivers will be automatically reimbursed for the entire cost of all charging sessions.
Melanie Lane, CEO at NewMotion, said:
“We’re really excited to support LeasePlan, one of Europe’s largest players in leasing, in their efforts to scale up e-mobility. Over the past 10 years, we have seen more and more people switching to EVs, along with an increased interest from companies to facilitate this. To make the transition seamless for both businesses and their employees, companies need a smart charging ecosystem that helps them to monitor and control their charging.”
Phase one of the roll-out will see LeasePlan customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Sweden benefit from NewMotion’s charging technology. The second phase will include all other European markets.