Mike Albert Fleet Solutions announced a new Fleet Electrification Referral Program designed to pair fleets considering electrifying with best-in-class charge point providers. According to a company release, the program includes new partnerships with ChargePoint, Blink Charging Co., and Enel X Way.
Mike Albert Fleet Solutions noted that it will help fleet managers navigate the logistics of electrification, including:
- Charging infrastructure.
- Navigating government incentives.
- Ongoing support.
“Fleet electrification is far more complicated than deciding what electric vehicles best suit the needs of your business,” said Chris Knosp, director of Fleet Electrification at Mike Albert Fleet Solutions. “Before making the leap, fleet managers need to think through charging infrastructure, driver reimbursement, software upgrades, and more. Our new Fleet Electrification Referral Program will help simplify the process, pairing customers with the industry’s best charge point providers for support and expertise from start to finish.”
Who is Involved in the Electrification Referral Program?
Mike Albert noted that each of its electrification partners was chosen for its reputation within the EV space, as well as its commitment to the next-level customer support the company’s customers have come to expect.
Check out why ChargePoint, Blink Charging Co., and Enel X Way made the list:
ChargePoint is an EV charging network with more than 225,000 active ports under management. To date, more than 158 million charging sessions have been delivered, with drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network on average every second. Customers will have access to the ChargePoint portfolio of fleet solutions, including scalable, integrated AC and DC charging hardware, fleet-specific software that provides charge management, and telematics intelligence configurable to each customer’s operations.
“Through this agreement with Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, more fleets will have access to ChargePoint hardware, software, and services that deliver lower total cost of ownership to fleet managers,” said Rich Mohr, Vice President, Fleet, at ChargePoint. “Together, we’re delivering integrated, seamless solutions for fleets as they shift to electric vehicles.”
Blink Charging has deployed nearly 59,000 charging ports across 25 countries.
“We are excited to have been selected by Mike Albert as one of its go-to electrification partners. We look forward to providing their clients with a broad range of products, services, and innovative solutions, as well as the flexible business models that allow us to work with host locations and design a program that fits each specific location’s needs,” said Amy Dobrikova, VP of Fleet Services for Blink Charging. “We want to help businesses make the transition to electrification as seamless as possible, and we’re dedicated to the needs of each unique client.”
Enel X Way
Enel X Way is focused on developing flexible charging technologies and solutions that improve the customer experience and enable the electrification of transport for consumers, businesses, cities, and public administrations. Enel X Way operates in 16 countries and manages nearly 430,000 charging ports worldwide and around 160,000 in North America, both directly and through roaming agreements or joint ventures.
“Mike Albert is one of the leading names in fleet management in the U.S., and we’re pleased to play a part in their electrification program,” said Chris Baker, Head of Enel X Way North America. “We’re looking forward to making their customers’ transition to electric fleets simple and efficient.”
Growth of EV Trucks Spurring Change
The Fleet Electrification Referral Program is available for all current Mike Albert clients. And, the timing couldn't be better. The growth of EVs available to work truck fleets is more than ever before. From light-duty pickup trucks, to medium-duty trucks, and heavy-duty trucks, there is an all-electric truck option available for every vehicle class and every vocation.
Just this year in the medium-duty space alone, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced the all-electric Isuzu N-Series, Hino Trucks plans to offer an electric version of its M- and L- Series medium-duty trucks branded Me Series and Le Series available in 2024, and Mack Trucks revealed its Mack MD Electric, the company’s first EV in the medium-duty segment of the trucking industry.
This follows on the tails of the light-duty truck "electric revolution" with options including the Ford F-150 Lightning, the all-new Ram 1500 REV, Lordstown Endurance, Rivian, and so many more. And on the heavy-duty side you have the new Class 8 Nikola Tre, Freightliner eCascadia, Orange EV terminal trucks, and more.
While fleets are still using a variety of fuel options, electrification is one of those powertrains growing in use and Merchants Fleet is working to help with the challenges and changes. Whether your fleets is fully electric or looking for general fleet management help, leaning on the pros helps you stay productive and ahead of the curve!