Total Gas & Power and Chargepoint have struck a deal to try to sell electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to UK firms.
The announcement follows a recent report by Aurora that suggests industrial and commercial (I&C) businesses will need to invest billions in EV charging infrastructure to accommodate the switch from fossil fuels – but found they could make a good profit by charging a few pence above retail power rates.
“Chargepoint is pleased to partner with Total Gas & Power to increase the availability of necessary charging solutions for EV drivers across the UK,” said Mark Kerstens, vice president, strategic accounts, Chargepoint.
“The transportation landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and partnerships like this are essential to provide immediate, widely accessible charging solutions to support the ever-growing number of EV drivers on the road.”
Funds invested in energy take a similar view and Total Gas & Power is now acting upon the opportunity that presents to energy companies.
General manager Sion Roberts, said the deal “recognises that the energy requirements of businesses had progressed well beyond the simple supply of gas and electricity” and that the reseller agreement meant it could also sell transport solutions to its energy customers.
Chargepoint has 55,000 charging stations worldwide. Last month it committed to increase that by 45x to 2.5m within seven years.