UK energy firm British Gas has partnered with Osprey Charging to help with its transition to an all electric fleet of vehicles and simplify the charging process for its drivers.
The partnership will give British Gas engineers direct access to Osprey’s nationwide network of more than 300 rapid charging devices, which Osprey says should allow for a simpler driving experience.
British Gas is one of the largest fleet operators in the UK with around 9000 vehicles and is working towards converting its entire fleet to become fully electric under its net-zero ambition.
The energy firm says that by collaborating with nationwide charging networks, the firm can create a “convenient and seamless” payment method thanks to the one electric fuel card.
They added that this should improve the EV public charging experience for its engineers and accelerate electrification.
The new partnership has been made possible through direct technical interoperability between Osprey’s software platform, Volo and British Gas’ own fleet management system, providing the ability to centrally and automatically account for fleet public charging costs
As part of the collaboration, British Gas will also have access to the 150 high power EV charging hubs Osprey will open by 2024 as part of a £75 million investment programme.
“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,” said Osprey Charging CEO, Ian Johnston.
“Our market-leading commercial and fleet roaming capabilities provide even more EV drivers with the ultimate charging experience via access to our nationwide, reliable and open rapid charger network.”