Fleet drivers will be able to tap a Rightcharge card and pay with company funds at 30 different public charging networks, including Osprey, Shell Recharge and Ionity, thereby unlocking access to more than 34,000 public chargers. Fleet Managers can also pay for their employees’ home charging so drivers are never out of pocket
As of the end of April, there were 42,566 public electric vehicle charging points across the UK, according to latest statistics from ZapMap. There’s an estimated 10 times more installed at people’s homes and workplaces. Some of those are already available to use by the public, but by opening up more we will be able to significantly support supply, introducing a further 400,000 charge points to the network.7
Study, which interviewed close to 4000 drivers who park on the street around the UK, revealed that 39% of drivers UK-wide, and 54% of drivers in London, would switch to an EV if they didn’t have to rely exclusively on public charging facilities. However, it is estimated that a third of UK drivers don’t have access to off-street or private parking facilities.
The Tariff Comparison tool calculated the cost of charging the top three best-selling EVs sold in the UK during 2021, using energy prices from October 2022. Results found that charging during off-peak periods i.e. at night could save EV owners around £15 per charge and circa £600 annually.
Running an EV is undoubtedly a big change for many drivers, but our experience is that it can often be a hugely positive one – as Ohme has found as the official charger provider for Motability. With household finances under increasing pressure, there’s never been a more important time for new, existing and future EV drivers to improve their awareness of the new technology
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