EV SPECIALIST broker Octopus Electric Vehicles has appointed Fleet Assist to provide in-life SMR services for its fleet of electric vehicles.
Octopus said it took the decision based on Fleet Assist’s widespread network of 4000 EV specialist garages.
Natalia Peralta Silverstone, head of propositions at Octopus Electric Vehicles, said:
“We appointed Fleet Assist based on its track record of managing a large ‘EV ready’ garage network combined with its class-leading service booking services and technical expertise.
“EVs require a different mindset when it comes to servicing and maintenance and this is an integral part in supporting our customer requirements today and in the future as demand continues to grow.”
Peralta Silverstone said that business demand had risen seven-fold during the last year and the company was expecting further growth through its salary sacrifice scheme.
Karen Ewer, Fleet Assist’s head of business development
“We have spent a great deal of time getting our network EV ready and we are delighted that Octopus Electric Vehicles has recognised this by appointing us as its network partner. We look forward to an increasing number of EVs going through our network as Octopus grows its fleet.”
Fleet Assist ‘EV ready’ garages include technicians with a minimum IMI Level 2 qualification in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance and also have suitable facilities to manage EVs on site.
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