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 percent on the same period in 2017, with an additional 7,600 domestic chargepoints installed this year according to Government estimates by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The same source indicaties that there are now 85,000 chargepoints operating in UK homes, compared with 6,152 public charging locations.
Given that more than 90 percent of the UK charging network is now installed in private locations, Bookmycharge is urging EV drivers to join its peer-to-peer chargepoint sharing network.
“Our mission is help EV drivers to maximise the potential of the UK’s huge domestic chargepoint network” said Jan Stannard, Co-founder of Bookmycharge. “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 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. As a Bookmycharge user, EV drivers can book-out their chargepoint (for a fee) and reserve those of other electric vehicle owners across the UK.
The Bookmycharge.com website (www.bookmycharge.com) offers a chargepoint mapping service in addition to facilitating the booking process for EV drivers to request and pay for charging at homes and destinations across the UK.
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