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EV suitability and charging recommendation tool offered to Co Charger businesses in Diode team up

The companies said the team up would encourage the uptake of more workplace and home chargepoints. Image: Diode

The companies said the team up would encourage the uptake of more workplace and home chargepoints. Image: Diode

Co Charger's business customers are to be offered a range of services from Diode in a bid to increase workplace and home charging uptake.

Businesses are to be given free access to Diode’s Charge Platform software, allowing them to engage and educate their employees to give them confidence to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).

They will have access to Diode’s driver survey to collect journey data and create an instant EV Readiness Report for each employee. This report includes information on the employee’s access to charging, costs and CO2 savings compared to their current vehicle.

The report also includes an interactive tool to assess how different EVs would fit into their lifestyle based on their specific driving behaviour.

Each business can then access a Charging Infrastructure Recommendation, which calculates the number and type of chargepoints they’ll need over the next five years, and the estimated cash savings they will make over this period.

Dan Eyre, co-founder and COO at Diode, said: “Access to charging remains a huge barrier to EV adoption, and our new partnership with Co Charger is all about removing this to achieve our shared ambition of driving a faster, easier transition to electric vehicles.”

Co Charger is a community charging app, enabling businesses and drivers with EV chargers to rent them out to neighbours.

In March, it partnered Motability Operations to trial the sharing of privately-owned chargepoints with disabled motorists in a bid to provide feedback on how the app could alleviate customers’ anxiety around range and charging.

Other apps offering community charging include Zap-Home, which allows drivers to pre-book and pay to use residential chargers through the Zap-Map app, with parking platform JustPark making over 800 EV chargers available through Zap-Home last year.

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