EO and Grosvenor partner to help fleets switch to electric


Charge point manufacturer EO Charging and Grosvenor Leasing have teamed up to make the transition to electric vehicles as seamless as possible for the fleet industry.

The partnership will see the cost of an EO charger incorporated as an option into the overall lease cost of a vehicle. EO & Grosvenor Leasing will assess the most suitable charging options for each vehicle or fleet, whether that be at work or at the driver’s home.

EO has developed a range of EV chargers including the EO Genius, a smart enabled charge-point that can connect to the EO Hub and communicate with the grid. Currently the most cost effective & scalable charging solution for fleets, the EO Genius is used by a number of companies including Sainsbury’s Online and Gnewt Cargo, operators of London’s largest fully electric final-mile delivery fleet

In 2017, Grosvenor Leasing launched ‘0Zone’, a service to advise and support companies looking to transition their fleet to zero or low emissions.

Ryan Spillane, Head of Commercial Sales of EO Charging, said: “The majority of fleets were born in the petrol or diesel era and so the transition to electric may feel like a daunting prospect for many fleet managers. With pressure mounting on the government to move the petrol and diesel car ban forward to 2030, it’s clear that the transition to electric fleets will happen much quicker than initially forecast.

“Partnering with Grosvenor allows us to share expertise and extend a helping hand to fleet managers that want the hassle removed from switching to electric.”

Mark Gallagher, Head of 0Zone at Grosvenor Leasing, said: “We see EO Charging as a key plug-in partner to our contract hire and fleet management offering. This partnership will allow us to extend our support to clients and ultimately facilitate the widespread adoption of low emission vehicles across the UK.

“Since launching 0Zone 2 years ago, 96% of all new vehicle policies created for customers include vehicles below 110 gsm/km, as well as ULEVs and EVs. The average CO2 for new vehicles delivered in 2018 was 102 gsm/km, and Grosvenor’s overall average is now 104 gsm/km CO2, and hybrid and electric vehicles now make up 26% of order intake.”