There are around 300,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers installed in homes across the UK, however around 40% of households aren’t able to take advantage of at-home charging because they have no access to off-street parking. With more businesses making the transition to electric fleets and many drivers taking their work car home with them at the end of the day, it’s important that they have access to recharging facilities regardless of whether they have off-street parking or not.
Charge My Street is a social enterprise that installs and operates public EV charge points funded by community investment. It aims to solve a major barrier to entry for EV users that do not have off-street parking by installing public charge points throughout residential areas and is working to ensure that EV drivers are no more than a five-minute walk from the nearest charge point.
Therefore, Allstar customers are now able to recharge company vehicles at any of its 110+ chargers using, Allstar One Electric. This bolsters Allstar’s overall network size, now standing at more than 7,400 charge points across more than 2,700 locations, and is one of the largest EV recharging networks in the UK for fleets.
The partnership will not only increase Allstar’s network size, adding to Alfa Power, Allego, ESB Energy, LiFe, GeniePoint, Mer, Osprey, Plug-N-Go, Source London, GRIDSERVE Electric Highway but further drive inclusivity for those drivers that do not have the ability to recharge their vehicles at home.
Tom Rowlands, Managing Director, Global EV Solutions at Allstar Business Solutions, said: “Ensuring that all Fleet drivers have the opportunity to transition to EVs is critical. That is why it’s so important that we consider all drivers’ needs and any barriers to entry that they may have. Working through how we can better support all drivers and fleets to ensure a frictionless and successful transition to EVs is our priority. That’s why it’s so important to join forces with the likes of Charge My Street, which will provide a convenient solution for those drivers that cannot have their own residential charge point.” Daniel Heery, Director of Charge My Street, added: “We are delighted to partner with Allstar, supporting the UK’s businesses in recharging their EVs at home even when there is not an off-street solution available. Our goal is for every home to be within a five-minute walk of a charge point as we firmly believe in making EVs accessible for everyone.”
Find out more about the Allstar One Electric network and how it can benefit your business visit, contact our expert team at: 0345 266 5101.