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JustPark and Octopus Energy launch new off-street EV charging solution

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Parking platform JustPark and energy tech company Octopus Energy Group has launched the UK’s first fleet-focused community charging solution – FleetCharge, designed to help businesses electrify their fleets and accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.
JustPark and Octopus Energy launch new off-street EV charging solution
Courtesy of JustPark

JustPark will identify conventient off-street charging locations for their drivers unable to have an electric vehicle charger installed at home, allowing them to charge overnight without a home charger, while Octopus Energy Group will install the chargers across the UK, providing EV drivers access to 100 per cent renewable electricity. Chargers will be located at one of JustPark’s 50,000 parking locations or at a new site within a five minute walk of a given driver’s home.

The new charging solution will help businesses overcome charging inequality, enabling them to accelerate their transition to electric vehicles (EV).

FleetCharge gives drivers guaranteed access to their dedicated chargers, effectively creating private chargers and a private network for each fleet operating customer. Chargers will be located at a mix of domestic, business and parking facilities, and always available for the designated user.

Octopus Energy Services, the engineering arm of Octopus Energy Group, will install and manage FleetCharge’s charging units – allowing the fleet to access their company’s entire private charging network through the JustPark app.

Drivers will have access to 100 percent renewable electricity from Octopus Energy and Octopus Energy’s EV roaming service the Electric Juice Network, creating a truly sustainable fleet proposition for businesses which want to minimise their carbon footprint.

“Our discussions with fleet customers tell us that there is a real appetite to electrify in the sector, but charging accessibility at home is preventing many operators from scaling up at speed” said Mike Strahlman, Director of EV at JustPark. “FleetCharge is a simple and effective way to bring convenient, local charging to fleet drivers, putting an end to the charging inequality that is holding the industry back”.

John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services, added that transport is responsible for a third of all UK carbon emissions and that electrifying fleets will play a key role in the race to net zero.

“Many fleets are struggling to electrify because of charging infrastructure and lots of drivers take vehicles home after work and those who live in a flat, terraced house or rented accommodation require access to a charge point” Mr Szymik said. “By giving fleet drivers reliable access to EV chargers close to their homes, we help businesses drive their decarbonisation efforts at scale.”

By enabling drivers to charge overnight in the same way that home charger owners can, FleetCharge ensures that no time is wasted during the working day while drivers search for, and charge at, a vacant public charge point.

Designed to be as cost-effective and hassle-free as possible, FleetCharge consolidates the total cost of charging, parking and hardware into a single price per driver. The scalable solution also allows customers to add more charging spaces at any time, enabling them to electrify faster than they thought possible.

FleetCharge is also available to Octopus Energy’s existing fleet customers.

For additional information:

JustPark

Octopus Energy

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Chris
An electric vehicle charging is no more of a target for theft then any other vehicle. In areas with high crime you can secure your cable with a padlock or similar. The biggest issue is the inherent laziness of people and reluctance to park even a few metres further away from their front door then is physically possible. In dense urban areas we just need to have numerous charge points on street lamps, with parking restricted to EVs only. There should be an obligation that this is fitted to new streetlight schemes.
Ray
Great Idea if there was no crime and vandalism on the streets at night., but reality says cars will get Damaged, up on bricks etc.. Thank goodness I will have a home charger
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