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Vanarama and Mina provide charging product for EV lease customers

Vanarama has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist Mina to offer a complete charging product for customers that lease electric vans.

The partnership builds on Vanarama’s existing offer to EV leasing customers, where any lease includes a free chargepoint installation at the customer's home.

By partnering with Mina, Vanarama customers can now also pay a fixed monthly fee for their EV home energy costs, and get access to thousands of public charging stations all on a single bill.

Chris Dalrymple, co-founder of Mina, said: “Through this partnership we’re offering a brilliant service to EV drivers, where they can pay a fixed monthly amount to get a shiny new EV on their driveway, and all the energy they need to keep the battery topped up. It’s brilliantly simple, and unique in the market.”

For launch, Mina are offering a promotion where EV drivers will power their vehicle at home for free for the first three months when they sign up to a 24 month subscription.

Paul Kirby, Vanarama’s head of electric vehicles, said “We are very excited by this offer and in particular how it makes it easier for our customers to move to Electric Cars and Vans. One of our core values is “If it’s right for our customers it is right for us” and this offer is fully aligned to this.”

Both companies believe that home charging is the easiest and greenest way of charging a company vehicle  as drivers can wake up each morning with a full battery. For EV drivers, the costs to charge the vehicle will be taken off the home energy bill, keeping home energy completely separate to vehicle charging, and there’s no need to switch energy suppliers.


Fleet News Awards + Commercial Fleet Awards 2021

The Fleet News Awards is moving to a new date for 2021.

Traditionally held in March, next year the awards night moves to June 29 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It will also for the first time incorporate the Commercial Fleet Awards to create an unparalleled celebration that honours and recognises excellence across every part of the fleet sector.

Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News, said: “With the industry in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had a chance to reflect and review our awards proposition for 2021. While going virtual is an option, and one we are very excited about with our Fleet & Mobility Live show in November, we believe that an awards evening is also a networking evening and a chance to meet old friends and make new acquaintances in a relaxed environment.

“For many guests, it’s their industry highlight of the year. That’s why we decided to move the date to give us a better chance of being live at the Grosvenor House.”

Fleet News Awards 2021, incorporating Commercial Fleet Awards, will offer a unique opportunity to bring together the entire fleet sector to celebrate and honour the best people, companies and vehicles.

It is set to become the biggest and most important night in fleet. Further details about awards categories, judges and auditing will be released in January when Fleet News officially launches the Fleet News Awards 2021.

If you can’t wait until then, and want to know more, please email sandra.evitt@bauermedia.co.uk.

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