Community Charging app Co Charger reaches 10,000 users

Co Charger, the only purpose-built home electric vehicle charger sharing platform has reached 10,000 users and over 3,500 available charge points. Launched in November 2020, Co Charger has pioneered the concept of Community Charging, a scheme enabling motorists with EV chargers to rent them out to neighbours without driveways or living in flats or terraces, helping them run an electric vehicle without being dependent on public charging. The Co Charger app handles the 'matchmaking', bookings, and payments.

Co Charger is now the third largest and fastest-growing UK charging network, bigger than BP Pulse (2718), Tesla (Destination and Supercharger 1876) and ChargePlace Scotland (458) *source: Zap-Map June 2022.

Joel Teague, CEO of Co Charger says, 'Community Charging is a game changer in the UK's transition to electric vehicles. Over the past months it has gained support from the government, councils, and leading industry figures. Most importantly, the rapid growth of users and charging sessions has shown Community Charging working in the real world.'

Bradley Smith of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire says, ‘Co Charger just swung having an electric vehicle for me. I’m not able to charge at home and it took away any anxiety from charging on the public network. The app connected me with a neighbour 10 minutes’ walk away and handles all the bookings and payments. I plug in after dropping my daughter off at school and walk home – it's so simple!

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Media contact and interviews

Co Charger CEO Joel Teague is available for interview via Skype, Zoom or in person
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mobile - 07941 888679

Maria McCarthy – /07799527974

AA President Edmund King supports Community Charger Sharing

Community Charging is supported by Edmund King OBE, the President of the AA who says, 'More emphasis needs to be given to the third of households with no dedicated off-street parking provision whose residents may struggle to charge their EVs. This is where Community Charging and charge point sharing has a massive role to play. This will be a positive way of levelling up, so we can give power to all electric drivers, no matter where they live.'
Edmund King features in Co Charger’s 10,000 registered user video.

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We can offer Co Charger case studies of Hosts and Chargees for quotes and broadcast.

Sources and references

Government March 2022 Taking Charge: the electric vehicle infrastructure strategy here
Councils including Community Charging on their websites including Kent, Dorset and Oxfordshire.
Estimated number of home chargers
According to a query to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) there is not an exact number available for home charge points in the UK.
However, it is possible to work from the following data:-
Recent OZEV grant statistics state that 332,000 home chargers have been installed with the assistance of government grants since 2013.
In addition, the SMMT and ZapMapi (May 2022) state there are more than 480,000 pure electric vehicles on UK roads and more than 394,000 plug-in hybrids.
According to Which?, 87% of charging is done at home, so if even just over 80% of the fully electric vehicles alone have a home charger there will be over 400,000 home charge points across the UK. Given many owners of hybrid vehicles will also have home chargers, this is likely to be a considerable under-estimate of the true number around.

Support for Co Charger from the automotive industry, government and media

Co Charger featured in the government’s latest EV infrastructure report (25 Mar 2022). Taking charge: the electric vehicle infrastructure strategy, as a means of expanding the UK’s charging network. Joel Teague of Co Charger has also met with Trudy Harrison, the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, who is supportive of Community Charging. Co Charger is also engaged with the Energy Saving Trust, the Renewable Energy Association, the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV), several local authorities, and other environmental and business organisations, including motoring associations and major car manufacturers.
Co Charger has attracted a lot of media interest, including coverage on BBC and Sky News, Radio 4/You and Yours, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Autocar.

About Co Charger

Co Charger is the UK’s only purpose-built Community Charging app and uses this community to help accelerate electric vehicle adoption. The service has more than 3,500 registered Hosts, equating to the third biggest EV charging network in the UK. Through the app and collaborations, Co Charger enables people who cannot charge a vehicle at home to do so within a short walking distance.
Payment operates with the Chargee paying Co Charger and Co Charger passing that onto the host, after taking a nominal fee. The Co Charger app is available for both iOS and Android, free to download and there is no subscription. More information about how charging sessions are managed is available in the Co Charger FAQs.
Summing up Co Charger in 60 seconds – YouTube video - Co Charger – Together We're Electrifying!

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