Alphabet and EDF announce new charge before you buy initiative

Alphabet and EDF announce new charge before you buy initiative


Business Mobility specialist Alphabet has launched a temporaryscheme designed to encourage fleet operators to make the switch to electric transport.

“Charge before you buy” is a initiative that has been developed and supplied by EDF Energy. The short-term discovery solution enables customers to explore whether electric vehicles fit their fleet.

3 charge points are available for customers to lease between 1 and 3 months. Offering up to 32 Amp charging, the points give an “at the pump charging experience” while the free-standing and non-invasive units ensure that there is minimal disruption to the customers property.

Mark Constable, Senior Product Manager at EDF Energy says: “For a number of years now, EDF Energy has been working closely with the automotive industry to help bring developments in EV charging to the market. We are excited to bring our expertise to Alphabet’s AlphaElectric initiative. Fully or partially-electrified vehicle fleets mean a large decrease in carbon emissions which can have a real impact on a company’s reduction targets.”

Kit Wisdom, Head of Corporate Mobility, Alphabet said “One of the biggest concerns for fleets when it comes to introducing EVs is charging. Through our collaborative approach with EDF Energy, we are able to launch the next stage of our AlphaElectric product line-up. “Charge before you buy” is yet another step in the right direction in demonstrating that the use of Electric Vehicles in fleets is credible”

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