Gridserve opens Partner Network to support shift to net-zero transport

Gridserve has launched a new partner network to open up its ‘Sun to Wheel Ecosystem’ to businesses looking to accelerate towards net zero transport initiatives.

The plans, announced to international sustainable energy leaders at COP26, aim to speed up the global rollout of world-class electric vehicle charging infrastructure powered by net zero carbon sustainable energy, in the shortest possible timeframes.

Toddington Harper, founder and CEO of Gridserve, said: “Gridserve’s mission is to help deliver sustainable energy on the scale needed to move the needle on climate change. In the UK we are delivering this vision at an extraordinary pace, building a Sun-to-Wheel ecosystem of hybrid solar & battery farms, high-power EV chargers, and electric vehicle leasing solutions supported by customer experience technology that is decarbonising the UK’s transport system and giving drivers everywhere the confidence to go electric sooner than anyone could have imagined only a few years ago.

“However, to be serious about addressing the climate crisis, we need to think and act on a global scale. That’s why, at COP26, we are launching the Gridserve Partner Network to share our knowledge, expertise and experience from delivering and operating the leading charging network in the UK, to help like-minded partners to also rapidly deliver the best possible EV charging networks at scale across the world.”

Gridserve says that, despite its growth over the last five years, it is sharing its years of experience with partners globally, as a global rollout of EV infrastructure is the only way to decarbonise transport in the timeframes required to limit the worst effects of climate change.

The company is already in discussions with international petrol forecourt operators, landowners and investors to deploy its infrastructure, and is using the platform created by COP26 to reach out to others to raise awareness about the Gridserve Partner Network and to commence discussions.

In addition to leasing land and investing its own capital in building and operating its own EV charging infrastructure, the Partner Network will look provide the opportunity for partners to invest themselves, or co-invest alongside Gridserve, to establish their own EV charging networks in partnership with Gridserve.

Toddington Harper added: “Everything we have achieved in the UK has required us to overcome massive complexities and challenges – experience we’ve spent years developing. It’s now time to share those learnings with partners across the world and accelerate the shift to net zero transport. Our Partner Network allows us to do just that, enabling others to capitalise on our market leading EV charging solutions within their own networks and geographies.”

Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, said: “Our partnership with Gridserve has been a total game-changer for electric mobility in the UK. Not only are we providing electric vehicles at some of the most competitive rates on the market, but we are at the same time developing a network of rapid, reliable and renewably powered EV charging infrastructure that will fast-track the electric vehicle revolution.

“We’re incredibly excited to support Gridserve in its next phase of growth as it launches the Partner Network to export its unique expertise across the world and help like-minded partners everywhere to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change.”

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