WEX, a financial technology service provider, and ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network operating in North America and Europe, have announced plans to expand their existing relationship to provide integration of EV charging for mixed fleets that include internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE). This expanded global partnership is expected to not only provide ready access to the a large public EV charging network for on-route charging needs, but also enable depot and at-home charging along with the means to facilitate employee reimbursement.
WEX and ChargePoint intend to offer an end-to-end solution including streamlined program enrollment, centralized reporting and billing, real-time data on energy use to support driver reimbursement for commercial electric charging and installation services. The companies expect to offer at-work and fleet depot charging solutions for customers looking to install on-site charging stations at workplace facilities and integrate them into their fleet operations as well as private site charging solutions.
In addition, this growing relationship will allow drivers to locate and activate EV charging stations and authorize payments while providing fleet managers with consolidated billing and reporting and greater visibility into internal combustion engine and electric vehicle usage, the companies say. Integrating this data is critical for mixed fleet customers as they continue to look for opportunities to further reduce their carbon footprints and to simplify their complex reporting needs.
“As partners, WEX and ChargePoint plan to offer fleet managers the opportunity to integrate as many electric vehicles into their fleets as they desire, without any loss of visibility, financial controls or fueling flexibility,” said Scott Phillips, president of global fleet at WEX.