A new EV infrastructure business aimed at operators of electric commercial vehicles has been launched.

Fleete, from Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group, uses a charging-as-a-service model, with the aim of helping operators of electric vans, buses and trucks accelerate their electric transition.

Fleete is said to offer a one-stop shop, handling the entire process of installing, managing, and financing charging infrastructure with no up-front costs.

Fleete can provide DC chargers with capacity from 60kW to 600kW depending on fleet requirements, and work with installations in large depots, smaller hybrid hubs, or rapid chargers close to motorways.

Fleete CEO Dan Bentham (pictured) said: “The deployment of electric fleet charging infrastructure is currently in its infancy – but demand is set to grow exponentially. 

“Fleete has been created to support this large-scale transition to electric commercial vehicles. Through a monthly subscription with no upfront costs, we are putting clients at ease as they transition to electric vehicles. 

“All of this wrapped up in our over-arching digital platform. Achieving this can only be done in a smart, connected way with a single point of service for our clients. That is Fleete.”

Green Investment Group global head Mark Dooley said: “The mass transition to electric vehicles is now inevitable, the only question is how quickly it will happen. GIG is here to make that transition happen as fast as possible and we see commercial fleets as an opportunity for significant near-term decarbonisation impact. 

“By establishing Fleete, we aim to accelerate the EV transition by making it easy for operators to reap the benefits of going electric immediately, while supporting the delivery of a smart, flexible, low-carbon energy system.”