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FUEL card payment and invoicing has been extended to include electric vehicle charging on the same card following the launch of a recent partnership between FleetCard and Chargefox.

Fleet management company FleetCard, with more than 40 years in the business, said the partnership gives business fleet customers access to the 2200 EV charging stations across the country. Chargefox is also increasing its charge station tally by 100 new stations a month.

The FleetCard +Electric feature means employees driving an EV can charge at a station and simply tap the card to bill the recharge to the company account in the same way as a regular fuel card.

FleetCard said this opens the next chapter of fleet management to Australian businesses by supporting them to confidently add EVs to their fleets as part of a fully comprehensive fleet management service. 

The managing director of FleetCard’s parent company Corplay Australia and New Zealand, Sam Steel, said that as the industry evolves, FleetCard believes that EVs in fleets are the natural next step. 

“While the term ‘fuel card’ has meant petrol or diesel until now, electricity is now an important fuel for transport, so it’s natural we added it to the list,” he said.

“Our new addition of FleetCard +Electric is helping our customers to make an easy transition to EV and our partnership with Chargefox gives them access to a vast national network of charging stations, meaning drivers don’t have to stress about on-road charging.”

Sam Steel

The addition of electric vehicle charging in combination with FleetCard’s existing petrol and diesel capabilities means Australian businesses can look after all their on-road expenses through one consolidated invoice.

Chargefox CEO, John Sullivan, said the partnership provides an opportunity for business fleets across Australia to take the next step into EVs. 

“At Chargefox, we offer the largest and fastest-growing number of EV charging stations, through our hundreds of network partners, taking the stress out of EV adoption and helping individuals and  businesses make the switch to electric vehicles,” he said. 

FleetCard is also rolling out new sustainable cards across its product portfolio, including FleetCard +Electric. 

The new cards are developed using SICO-R, a sustainable PVC Film produced with 99 per cent recycled PVC made from industrial waste.

By Neil Dowling

AdTorque Edge