Fleet management company Merchants Fleet and charging network operator EVgo have announced a partnership under which EVgo will provide a full range of infrastructure solutions to Merchants Fleet clients.
The partnership will enable Merchants Fleet clients to use a combination of depot charging, dedicated charging networks and EVgo’s public network, which includes over 800 fast charging and 1,200 Level 2 sites. EVgo has extensive coverage in urban core areas, boasts a 98% uptime rate, and offers 24/7 customer support.
EVgo provides a variety of Level 2 and fast charging solutions for fleets of light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The company’s fleet solutions include hardware, design, engineering and construction of charging facilities, as well as fleet transition planning and support including software, operations, networking and maintenance functions.
In early 2021, Merchants launched its Adopt EV program, designed to help guide businesses through each step of the fleet electrification process, from assessing needs to purchasing the right vehicles, to charging options and infrastructure support. The company has committed $2 billion in inventory allocation toward the goal of electrifying 50% of its mobility fleet by 2025 and 50% of its clients’ fleets by 2030. Merchants has also installed EVgo charging ports at its corporate headquarters for employee and client use.
“Charging and infrastructure is the foundation of every EV transition plan, and bringing EVgo into the Merchants ecosystem allows our clients to take real, tangible steps toward making their EV plans a reality,” says Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “This partnership gives Merchants Fleet clients access to an expanded network of best-in-class charging solutions.”