Vauxhall has partnered with JustPark to encourage more householders with EV charging points to share their driveway parking spaces.
The vehicle manufacturer says it will work with its 282 UK dealers to prepare staff to advise customers on the process and benefits of renting their home charging points via JustPark’s JustCharge community charging network.
There are currently 1,000 existing hosts and 80,000 EV drivers on the JustCharge network, designed to help people who need a regular place to charge near to home and work.
Drivers can search on the JustPark app for available home charging points and the service allows EV charging owners to monetise the 90% of time that chargers are not in use
This significantly reduces the total cost of ownership burden associated with the transition to EV driving.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall said: “We know that most EV customers will charge their vehicle at home overnight – it’s the most convenient and cheapest charging solution.
“But around 40 per cent of households in England alone do not have access to off-street parking and therefore the switch to electric isn’t the same for everyone.
“Vauxhall is committed to making going electric as simple as possible – so, we’re delighted to lead the way and partner with JustPark and their new JustCharge Community Charging network.”
Matt Shirley, Head of EV Networks, JustPark added: “Having lived with an EV without a home charging point, I know the challenges of limited public charging capacity first hand, especially trying to find one outside of London.
“Community Charging has the potential to ease the transition to EV for millions of car buyers.”