FleetCor has appointed Tom Rowlands managing director of global electric vehicle (EV) solutions, the fleet management provider’s latest move to help companies in the transition to EV-powered fleet vehicles.
FleetCor is the parent company of fuel and EV management company, Allstar Business Solutions Limited.
Rowlands will hold operational responsibility for FleetCor’s EV product globally, currently focusing on the UK, Western Europe and North American.
Previously FleetCor vice president of strategy in Europe, Rowlands helped drive the company’s EV strategy, including building EV charging and management solutions and growing the charging network, according to the company. His accomplishments also included strategic investments in UK-based charging payment platform Mina.
“With government-mandated deadlines creeping ever closer, there must be the infrastructure and UK-wide strategy in place to be able to cope with a surge in demand, along with more robust back-end systems that can drive efficiencies for businesses,” said Rowlands. “I’m making it my mission to continue to develop and launch innovative solutions that will smooth the transition to EVs for businesses of all shapes and sizes up and down the country.”
“Allstar has been prioritizing EV charging solutions for several years and is already serving a large number of customers across the country with combined fuel card and EV charging products,” said Alan King, FleetCor group president, global fleet. “Tom’s promotion to a global role demonstrates FleetCor’s commitment to expanding its EV footprint and rolling out market-leading products and services that will help fleets not only manage the transition to EV but also support the complexities of operating mixed EV and ICE fleets in the future.”