EV services company GRIDSERVE, which is rolling out electric forecourts and EV charging points across the UK, has signed a long-term, multi-million pound partnership with Microsoft-Azure experts, Dootrix, to provide the user experience and back-end cloud engineering services that will help deliver a seamless, stress-free, electric-vehicle driving experience.
GRIDSERVE’s “sun-to-wheel” operations start with hybrid solar farms that promote biodiversity while generating power. They’re sited as close to possible to the company’s charging points and forecourts.
The company says the deal represents a vote of confidence in Dootrix, which has been working with GRIDSERVE since 2019. Dootrix, which works with household names including Heathrow and Confused.com, has already developed a range of critical business systems for GRIDSERVE, and continues to build out its Azure cloud platform. Dootrix will be GRIDSERVE’s first-choice partner throughout its business journey.
The next stage of that journey will be to provide the digital technology that will accompany GRIDSERVE’s nationwide rollout of charging points with the aim of providing drivers of electric vehicles with a quality of on-the-road experience that makes a compelling case for EVs. First steps will focus on the driver interface before diversifying to offer a range of forecourt, vehicle and ancillary services.
“GRIDSERVE has worked with a number of partners over the years and it’s a huge endorsement of Dootrix that they chose us to help realise their goals,” says Dootrix CEO, Rob Borley. “We couldn’t be prouder to be working with one of the fastest growing, innovative, and passionate companies; one that’s set to transform the EV experience and help save the planet in the process.”
“From our first meetings with GRIDSERVE, we knew we had an alignment of values and ambitions, and we are delighted to be working with them on the next stage of their development, as they solidify their position as one of the key players in their space,” adds Account Director, Sam Nicholson, who oversees Dootrix’s partnership with GRIDSERVE.
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