Driveway sharing platform JustPark has launched FleetCharge, which aims to open up and electrify private driveways for businesses looking to switch their fleets to EVs.
As it stands, 75% of UK fleet drivers do not have access to off-street parking at home, and so owning an EV can be a challenge.
Business drivers also do not have the time out of their working day to find public chargers and many are not suitable for larger vehicles or e-vans.
So JustPark says it will find a local homeowner with a driveway within a 5-minute walk of the EV driver, install a home charger and provide the fleet driver with exclusive access to that charging point.
The company will cover all the installation and day-to-day running costs of the charging unit, and the homeowner could earn up to £1,000 a year tax-free.
Any homeowner with a driveway is invited to register their interest in becoming a FleetCharge host.
“It’s a win-win for the driver and business but also for the homeowner,” said Mike Strahlman, director of EV at JustPark.
Freelance motoring writer, presenter and EV specialist Vicky Parrott, added: “The transition to an electric car is much harder for anyone who can't charge reliably at home, company car driver or not. With FleetCharge now offering a reliable, guaranteed overnight charging solution for those who can't plug in at home, it promises to make the jump to an electric car much more attainable for a whole range of business users. Plus, for hosts, the guaranteed monthly income could help households who are feeling the pinch due to rising living costs.”
A recent study also showed that homes with an EV charger are worth more.