Peer to Peer EV charging potential boosted
By Mark Salisbury
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 08:53
The UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure continues to grow strongly following a record quarter for EV registrations. A total of 12,825 new plug-in vehicles were sold between January and March 2018, a rise of 13.5% on the same period in 2017, with an additional 7,600 domestic chargepoints installed this year*.
There are now more than 85,000 chargepoints* operating at homes across the UK, compared with just 6,152** public charging locations. With more than 90% of the nation’s charging network installed in private locations, the world’s first bookable home and destination EV charging platform – Bookmycharge – is urging EV drivers to join its peer-to-peer chargepoint sharing network.
Jan Stannard, Co-founder of Bookmycharge, said: “Our mission is help EV drivers to maximise the potential of the UK’s huge domestic chargepoint network. We want to encourage a ‘sharing economy’ approach so that the EV community has guaranteed access to the wealth of home charging locations across the country.
“Bookmycharge expects the number of domestic chargepoints to reach 100,000 later this year. So, even more homeowners will be able to travel with confidence, able to easily book and pay for a convenient charge wherever they are in the country.”
Bookmycharge.com is the world’s first bookable home and destination EV charging platform. It launched in 2017 to tackle ‘charging doubt’ by offering electric car drivers a booking facility at hundreds of domestic chargepoints across the UK. The service works in a similar way to Airbnb by bringing together those with chargepoints and those wanting to charge, while providing the interface to take reservations and payments via the Bookmycharge.com website.