British Gas has partnered with Osprey Charging to help simplify the charging process for its drivers and transition its vans to an all-electric fleet.
The agreement provides British Gas engineers and 9,000 vehicles with direct access to Osprey’s nationwide network of more than 300 rapid charging stations throughout the UK.
It includes one electric fuel card for British Gas, creating centralised fleet billing.
This has been made possible via direct technical interoperability between Osprey’s proprietary software platform, Volo, and British Gas’ own fleet management system, providing the ability to centrally and automatically account for fleet public charging costs.
British Gas’s fleet will also have access to the 150 high-power EV charging hubs that Osprey will deliver by 2024 as part of a £75 million investment programme.
The business is currently working towards renewing its entire fleet with fully electric vehicles under its net-zero plan.
James Rooney, Fleet Engineering and Innovation Manager at British Gas, said: “It is essential that we support our engineering team with not just an accessible network of charging points, but a method of paying for charging that is hassle free.
“We know that around seven in ten of our drivers don’t have access to home charging and partnerships such as this will help to provide the confidence required that making the switch to electric is achievable.”
Ian Johnston, Chief Executive at Osprey Charging, said: “We are thrilled that British Gas has chosen to partner with Osprey to unlock further EV adoption and lead the transition to the future of transport.”