Osprey Charging has announced a new partnership with British Gas, with the aim of assisting with the energy firm’s transition to an all-electric fleet and simplifying the charging process for its drivers.

The partnership gives British Gas engineers direct access to Osprey’s nationwide network of more than 300 rapid charging stations, and provides centralised fleet billing.

The partnership is said to have been made possible via direct technical interoperability between Osprey’s proprietary software and British Gas’ own fleet management system, providing the ability to centrally and automatically account for fleet public charging costs.

Osprey CEO Ian Johnston said: “We are thrilled that British Gas has chosen to partner with Osprey to unlock further EV adoption and lead the transition to the future of transport. 

“Our market-leading commercial and fleet roaming capabilities provide even more EV drivers with the ultimate charging experience via access to our nationwide, reliable and open rapid charger network.”

British Gas fleet engineering and innovation manager James Rooney said: “It is essential that we support our engineering team with not just an accessible network of charging points, but a method of paying for charging that is hassle free. 

“We know that around seven in ten of our drivers don’t have access to home charging and partnerships such as this will help to provide the confidence required that making the switch to electric is achievable.”