Mer expands fleet charging offering following Elmtronics takeover
25 April 2022
Author: Sean Keywood
EV charging firm Mer is offering a full-service solution for businesses, workplaces and fleets, following its recent acquisition of Elmtronics, a supplier and installer of EV chargers with a 3,000-strong customer base.
This month, Mer is rebranding all Elmtronics charging stations and facilities, resulting in the company's thousands of active charge points moving to the Mer charging network.
The Elmtronics customer portfolio includes Asda, Fedex, Octopus Energy, BMW, and London Ambulance Service.
In addition, Elmtronics' charge point back-office network, Hubsta, is being upgraded to the Mer network, with the aim of offering an improved user experience for commercial use.
The move is said to allow for further investment in the back-office software, drawing on the two companies' expertise in driver and operator portals for commercial customers. Planned new features including a booking system for drivers, charger load management and dedicated fleet management modules.
Mer also continues to invest in the roll-out of new technologies, such as wireless and mobile charging.
Mer UK managing director for fleet and workplace charging Dan Martin said: "It's great to see the integration of Elmtronics into Mer beginning to benefit customers. As Mer, we will be offering our business customers more choice, a larger network and improved services. And we will continue to invest to further support commercial businesses looking to establish EV fleets in the UK.
"Over the last twelve months we have seen a 44% year-on-year growth in demand for charging infrastructure as the industry shifts to more sustainable practices. To be able to make the transition to EV fleets effectively, companies need the appropriate charging infrastructure.
"I believe that this acquisition provides us with enhanced expertise to directly address the key barriers in EV adoption and we look forward to driving this change."