Two of the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging solutions for fleet payments and community charging - EVA Scotland corporate member PAUA and Co-Charger - have joined forces to provide business drivers with single access to both base and route charging across almost 22,000 charge points nationwide.
This brings together Paua’s comprehensive business drivers EV charging service, with Co Charger’s unique base charging solution, enabling employees who cannot charge at home to rent a neighbour’s charger instead. The latter provides convenient charging for the 40-50% of fleet drivers unable to install a charger at home, making it easier for all employees to swop to electric vehicles.
With transport responsible for the highest emissions of any sector, decarbonising business travel is vital if the UK is to start stabilising and reducing emissions in time to meet the IPCC’s 2025 climate change deadline.
Solutions like the combined Paua/Co Charger initiative are seen as vital for achieving this according to Joel Teague, Co-Founder and CEO of Co Charger:
He said: “Businesses across the UK know they need to switch to electric vehicles, but many are nervous about transferring, mostly because of the potential impact on employees, and this is especially true for those unable to charge at home.
“Providing a comprehensive ‘single site’ solution, combining base and route charging with easy payments, allays these fears”, Teague continues. “It means companies can provide clear, easy advice to all employees about where they go for information, regardless of their individual circumstances.”
Niall Riddell, Co-Founder and CEO of Paua agrees, saying “So many Fleet Managers want to transfer to electric but are held back by concerns about charging. What we’re highlighting here, is optionality with existing feasible solutions. We want to offer drivers choice to suit their charging needs.
“Paua offers access, payments, and combined billing through public charge points at over 20 networks covering 6,600 UK locations including Shell, Osprey, Ionity, Char.gy, and Mer. With the addition of Co Charger’s home charge points, we’re now fulfilling the needs of millions of business drivers who need access to regular, reliable base charging too. It’s a solution which quite simply works, and we’re delighted to be playing such a key role in supporting the electrification of the nation.”
Through the new solution, business drivers can use Paua’s app-based solution to see where both public and private home charge points exist on the Co-Charger peer-to-peer network. This enables them to use and pay for their required electric vehicle charging, whether that be out on the road, or for charging at home.
Information and sign up to the Co Charger/Paua combined business solution, can be downloaded via the Paua app from the Apple app store or from Google Play.