20% of Brits Are Prepared to Share Their EV Home Charger 

Recently published research by newly-partnered JustCharge and Zap-Map finds that 1 in every 5 Brits is open to sharing their EV home charging point. This is not great news and you’d think that we would be more accommodating with each other. But nevertheless here we are.

JustCharge, the community electric vehicle (EV) charging network from JustPark, has gone live with a brand-new partnership with leading charge point mapping service Zap-Map 

The partnership offers Zap-Map users the ability to find and book JustCharge chargers directly through the Zap-Map app and goes live just as new data from Zap-Map’s annual survey of more than 4,300 EV drivers has revealed that 20% would be prepared to share their home charger with other EV drivers. 

These findings only further encouraged the partnership, which makes the process of providing thousands of community EV chargers across the UK, and an alternative charging option for those without access to a home charger, so much easier. 

A total of 1,600 bookable locations are now available on Zap-Map, a move that is sure to make EV charging more accessible to all. 

With 62% of Brits citing concern over charging infrastructure as a barrier to buying an EV, this next step in community charging will provide thousands of additional charging locations to complement the public charging network. 

Not only that, it also offers an ideal solution for the 40% of UK drivers unable to charge at home, who can now simply book onto a neighbour’s charging point, giving them the confidence to make a smooth switch to an EV

The new partnership will also benefit the homeowner: with the typical home charging point not being used for 90% of the time, JustCharge hosts can now bring in additional household income, helping to offset the costs of buying an electric vehicle.  

In addition to the Zap-Map and JustCharge customer base, charging spaces will also be visible to the tens of thousands of drivers who already use JustPark for EV parking. 

Anthony Eskinazi, Founder and CEO at JustPark, comments: 

“Launching our JustCharge listings onto Zap-Map is a huge step for our community charging network. With this partnership, EV drivers can now find and use charging points and enjoy finding one of the thousands of first bookable community charging locations via JustCharge. We are proud to partner with Zap-Map, not only to help improve the charging experience for existing EV drivers but to encourage more drivers with their own home charging units to become a JustCharge host, unlocking the ability for their neighbours without a driveway to switch to an EV too also switches to owning an EV.” 

Ben Lane, Co-founder & CTO at Zap-Map said: 

“With ever more drivers making the switch to electric, access to a local charger is becoming increasingly important. Although the public charging network is expanding rapidly, there is a real need for community charging closer to home, providing a viable option for those without a driveway to charge an EV. The good news is that we know that a fifth of EV drivers are prepared to share their home chargers with others, and that’s what makes this new partnership with JustCharge so exciting. Working together, we can give Zap-Map users even greater choice in finding a suitable local charger, creating an additional source of household income for those with home charging points, and providing real benefit to the local community.” 

Looking ahead, JustPark and Zap-Map will also work together to encourage more EV drivers to become a JustCharge hosts, meaning more home chargers will be available for EV drivers to book. Listing a charging point on the network takes only a few minutes, and includes the ability to set the availability and price of the space and charger. 

What are your thoughts on this partnership: viable in the long-term or will territory wars only bring this initiative down? Get in touch in the comments below and let us know. 

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