New Allstate Partnership Expands Support Services to EVs
Alllstate recently partnered with SparkCharge, an exciting new startup that is revolutionizing roadside service for electric vehicles. SparkCharge was founded in 2017 with the goal to build the world's largest mobile electric vehicle charging network through hardware, software, and partnerships. It's Roadie Charging System is a portable modular charging solution that makes charging accessible regardless of infrastructure.
The demand for electric vehicles has been rising rapidly around the world. According to a report by the Center for American Progress, over 30% of the global passenger vehicle fleet is expected to be electric by 2040. The limited amount of infrastructure, such as public charging stations, has made mobile (non-grid reliant) charging a necessity to encourage continued EV adoption. Allstate is partnering with SparkCharge to help keep the momentum and offer expanded protection to customers.
“Our relationship with SparkCharge supports our commitment to providing innovative solutions and a circle of protection for customers,” said Joan Trach, Allstate Roadside Chief Operating Officer. “With SparkCharge, Allstate Roadside is able to protect more customers by expanding roadside service and protection to those with electric vehicles. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, Allstate Roadside is there for you.”
Allstate operates a fleet of about 3,000 sedans and SUVs to support the business travel requirements of the Claims, Distribution and Service Businesses teams. In 2020, Allstate reduced the use of our fleet, as we relied more heavily on aerial surveys for claims data, in order to reduce in-person interactions. Several years ago, we started to use more hybrid vehicles to improve our fuel economy and reduce CO2 output and as of early 2020 had a fleet comprising about 50% hybrid. We also incentivize employees to choose the hybrid sedan by lowering the associated personal use fee. Allstate’s goal by 2025 is to attain 100% hybrid vehicles.