Co Charger and Paua, two EV charging solution providers located in the UK, have joined forces “to provide business drivers with single access to both base and route charging across almost 22,000 charge points nationwide.”
The joint offering combines Paua’s charging service for business drivers with Co Charger’s charging solution, which allows drivers who cannot charge at home to rent a neighbor’s charger instead. Through the new solution, business drivers can use Paua’s app to find public and private charge points on the Co-Charger peer-to-peer network. The idea is to offer business drivers easy access to charging at home or on the road.
“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,” said Joel Teague, co-founder and CEO of Co Charger. “Providing a comprehensive single-site solution, combining base and route charging with easy payments, allays these fears.”
“What we’re highlighting here is optionality with existing feasible solutions. We want to offer drivers choice to suit their charging needs,” said Niall Riddell, co-founder and CEO of Paua. “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.”