Allstar has unveiled ‘Chargepass’, a simpler way to pay for EV charging to help accelerate the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.
The move follows the acquisition of Mina by Allstar’s parent company Fleetcor. As Mina & Allstars’ merger progresses both businesses will unite their efforts by blending the ingenuity of a startup with the market-leading capabilities of Allstar to offer a range of EV charging payment solutions under the name of Allstar Chargepass.
Alongside the launch, Allstar has appointed Ashley Tate, the former CEO and founder of EV charging payment startup Mina, as Managing Director of Allstar Chargepass in the UK. Tate will be responsible for the rollout of Allstar Chargepass offering, bringing his expertise in creating industry-leading payment technology at Mina.
Allstar Chargepass is the UK’s only solution that allows fleet and business electric vehicles to be charged at home and on the road, eliminating the need for separate transactions, and offering customers a single monthly invoice. This also applies to businesses operating mixed fleets (electric and fuel), giving them ultimate flexibility across their total fuel and charging expense.
Tom Rowlands, MD Global EV Solutions, Fleetcor, including the UK brand Allstar added: “With the transition to EV vehicles fully underway both at home and in businesses, Allstar is launching Allstar Chargepass to provide a holistic solution that can accommodate EV and mixed fuel fleets under one simple invoice. Unifying with Mina and the arrival of Chargepass brings a new era of ease for fleets as they increasingly continue to look to adopt electric vehicles, and we’re excited to see where this journey will take us.”
Ashley Tate, MD, Allstar Chargepass UK commented: “Since the acquisition of Mina by Fleetcor earlier this year, we’ve been working tirelessly to bring a solution to market that can combine the strengths of both fantastic businesses. Now with the launch of Allstar Chargepass here, I can confidently say we’ve managed to create that industry-leading solution that will allow fleets to streamline their transition to electric, no matter how big or small.”
Powering some of the largest fleets in the UK, Allstar Chargepass means drivers don’t ever have to pay upfront EV charging costs and businesses don’t have to rely on flat rates schemes as a way of reimbursing them. Instead, EV charging costs consumed at home are paid accurately and directly to each employee’s energy supplier, and when charging on the road, employees have access to one of the UK’s largest EV charging network dedicated to businesses.
Beyond payments, the Allstar Chargepass solution equips businesses with tools to manage their electric vehicle fleets effectively via an intuitive portal. With features like ‘multi-electric vehicle mode’, companies can prevent charging fraud and improve charging transparency. Valuable insights including carbon intensity and emissions, cost per kWh, location, and duration of each charge also help inform fleet management decision-making, supporting businesses with their overall sustainability efforts.