ALD Automotive and ChargePoint Holdings Inc have announced an international agreement to establish a new electric vehicle (EV) charging business in Europe for local and international corporate clients. The collaboration aims to create a unique electric Mobility Service Provider (eMSP) to accelerate corporate fleet electrification. The partnership will be powered by ChargePoint’s best-in-class technology, providing corporate fleet drivers with one simple charging solution for easy access, payments, and reimbursement reports.

Through a single dedicated app and charging card, drivers will be able to access a charging network of over 485,000 charging ports across Europe, offering charging at home, in the office, or on the road. Fleet managers will benefit from a consolidated reporting and invoicing solution that provides an overview of all charging costs, enabling further control over the full ecosystem in a unique and holistic manner.

The new EV charging business for fleets is a reinforcement of the partnership between ALD Automotive and ChargePoint, which have been working closely since 2019 to offer a comprehensive portfolio of bundled leasing and charging services. The eMSP will be headquartered in the Paris region, with a go-live date expected in the final quarter of 2023, starting in France and the Netherlands, followed by Belgium and Germany, with subsequent roll-out in eight European countries by 2025.

The parties expect that the new business will be progressively extended to further geographies over time, as well as to small and medium companies, leasing companies, and private individuals, in addition to carbon brokerage services such as vehicle-to-grid and carbon credits in the medium term.

“Together, ChargePoint and ALD Automotive will enable more businesses and drivers frictionless access to simple and reliable charging, opening up the millions of lease company-controlled vehicles in Europe to the EV revolution,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint.

“We believe that this unique charging value-proposition for fleets will be a game changer in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. With one of the largest multi-make fleets of electric vehicles worldwide, we take our responsibility of facilitating the energy transition seriously and are set on making sustainable mobility a reality,” confirmed Tim Albertsen, CEO of ALD Automotive.

In conclusion, this partnership aims to make electric vehicle adoption more accessible and seamless for corporate fleets, thus further advancing Green Tech for mobility.