Sharing electric vehicle chargers can help Liverpool residents beat climate change – and clean air zone charges
Liverpool City Council is planning to launch a consultation into the creation of a Clean Air Zone to improve the city's air quality. This may result in a charging zone for vehicles entering the city centre that fail to meet emission standards – likely Euro 6 for diesel and Euro 4 for petrol.
Liverpool motorists who want to make the shift to an electric or plug-in vehicle ahead of any changes, and to make their contribution to a cleaner, greener Liverpool, can benefit from a new initiative which enables electric vehicle charger sharing.
Co Charger is a platform which connects motorists with EV chargers on their driveway with those in flats and terraces who want to change an electric or plug-in hybrid car. The app handles the 'matchmaking', bookings and payments. Charger owners can earn additional income by renting out their charger and wannabe EV owners can finally make the switch.
'Liverpool is renowned for its community spirit, and sharing EV chargers is a way in which neighbourhoods can come together to beat climate change,' says Joel Teague of Co Charger.
Co Charger has been featured in national newspapers and television and there are now more home electric vehicle chargers available than Tesla destination chargers.