Octopus Electric Vehicles has announced a partnership with Co Charger to help unlock the potential of community charging to make EVs better value for everyone.
Community charging addresses an awkward truth in the switch to EVs: those who can’t have home chargers are over five times less likely to go electric. By making it easy for those with private chargers to share them with neighbours who can’t have them, Co Charger gives everyone access to affordable, bookable charging while at home.
Octopus Electric Vehicles, who offer a home charger with every vehicle they supply, will encourage drivers who lease their EVs to join the service as Hosts. They will also ensure people without driveways know about Co Charger as an excellent means to run an EV.
Co Charger’s network of shared home chargers is now equivalent to the second largest charging network in the UK. The app adds another layer to the UK’s charging infrastructure, enabling millions more drivers to charge while at home, thereby giving a major boost to the EV transition.
The platform from Co Charger also allows charger owners to make some additional income, with some Hosts earning as much as £1,000 a year – all while helping their neighbourhoods to switch away from fossil fuelled motoring.
One of the key initiatives of the partnership is the pledge to plant a tree for every new driver who joins the Co Charger app through this joint effort.