For drivers without access to their own charge point, owning an electric vehicle (EV) can seem impossible.
Community charging is about to change that: drivers with an electric vehicle charging point at home can rent it out to others on our platform. Quick and easy.
Want more? Read on for all the other reasons why community charging is a winner.
To achieve the UK’s goal to reduce carbon emissions, we need an extra few million of publicly available EV charging points. That is especially vital for the 16 million drivers who don’t have the ability to charge their vehicle at home.
Installing public on-street charging is not just expensive: the pace of those installations is also much too slow to support drivers switching to EVs anytime soon.
Community charging is a huge leap forward for public charging: if just 10% of those owning a home charger rent them out on our platform, we can double the number of publicly available chargers straight away!
All of our chargers can be booked in advance. That means that you no longer have to fear driving around the city looking for a charging point risking an empty battery. Instead, you can find and book a charger in advance: it only takes a few minutes and they can get on with their day. Nice.
We strongly believe that drivers without a driveway should not be faced with higher costs and a much more difficult EV ownership experience than anyone else.
That’s why the reliable and bookable chargers in our community charging network provide access to cheaper charging, all while saving hours finding and using public charge points.
No need to leave for work an hour earlier; drivers can just book a neighbour’s charger, use it overnight, and be ready to go in the morning.
The needs of disabled and less mobile drivers have often been ignored when installing public charging infrastructure: unloading a wheelchair on the side of a busy road or even just having to parallel park in a tight space to get to a charger causes huge difficulties for many.
Charging on a driveway makes EV life easier, safer and much more accessible for all drivers.
We’ve all seen it right? A cable coming out of a house, hanging across the pavement to charge a car...not great. With community charging points on off-street driveways pavements can remain clear and safe.
If thousands of residents in a city use public chargers at the same time - usually before or after work, the energy grid could see large spikes of consumption, risking blackouts.
Also, these spikes are hugely expensive, both in terms of building the capacity to manage them, and the need to switch on fossil fuel sourced energy production to deal with the peaks.
By enabling many drivers to charge at a lower rate overnight, the grid becomes much more balanced: saving cost but also increasing the amount of renewably sourced energy used.