Courtesy of Natalie Middleton Fleetworld News
EV charging and infrastructure energy provider, Gridserve, has secured an initial £200m investment from Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc.
The investment is in support of the company’s drive to decarbonise transport through electric vehicle infrastructure and its mission to deliver sustainable energy on the scale needed to move the needle on climate change.
The investment accelerates Gridserve’s plans to further the company’s Sun-to-Wheel model, which encompasses generating energy through hybrid solar farms, distributing energy through a national charging network of Electric Forecourts and Electric Hubs, and accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles with leasing a wide range of the latest electric vehicles.
Toddington Harper, Gridserve CEO, said: “Through this investment partnership with Infracapital, we’re excited that our plans can accelerate, and it’s evident we now have the momentum we require. They are the perfect partners to join our business as we move to the next level as a company. Their commitment to clean tech, infrastructure, and ESG gives our collective organisations deep-rooted synergies around a shared mission. Investment in the future of our planet has never been so important and the IPCC’s latest dire warnings solidify the reality that we are in last chance territory, and we therefore need to take action as quickly as possible. This investment partnership will enable Gridserve to continue to rise to this challenge and deliver maximum impact without delay.”
Andy Matthews, head of greenfield at Infracapital, said: “We are delighted to have invested in Gridserve, as part of our ongoing drive to enable positive change and to make a meaningful contribution to the energy transition while delivering value to our investors. Gridserve is leading the charge in the decarbonisation of the UK’s transport system and is led by an experienced management team that has already made great progress in expanding Gridserve’s platform. We look forward to working with the Gridserve team as the business moves into this next phase of growth.”