UK: Good Energy – the 100 per cent renewable power company – has announced the launch of One Point: a new electric vehicle (EV) charging offering for businesses.
The intention is to build a strong EV charging supply chain, where experts from the company will recommend, install, and maintain the service in order to save businesses time and money, as well as helping to cut carbon emissions.
Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall will be the first UK business to trial the new scheme.
Four EV chargers have been installed on the site, and the points are embedded with smart load balancing technology so that chargers can turn off or on to level out supply and demand on the local network.
Good Energy will use the pilot to expand the full offering to businesses up and down the country, specifically aimed at hotels.
“EV charges will be the next hygiene factor for hotels. We wanted to get ahead of the curve and give all our visitors the best experience possible,” said Will Ashworth, CEO at Watergate Bay Hotel. “Good Energy’s experts understand all of the technical aspects of implementation, which makes them great partners for a straightforward process.”
The number of electric vehicles on the road is expected to top one million by 2022, which equates to three EV chargers for every 100 car parking spaces.
A recent user survey by digital EV charging data platform, Zap-Map, has further identified the top concern for EV drivers is the reliability of customer charging points.
Tim Wynn-Jones, head of energy solutions at Good Energy, said: “The EV market is currently fragmented and complex, but it will soon be essential for UK businesses to offer charging – to their employees, visitors, and customers. So, we are offering One Point to make it easy for them to install chargers today, to secure available network capacity and get ahead of the competition.”
CEO of Good Energy, Juliet Davenport, added: “Businesses across the UK are responding to the climate emergency, and many of them have already committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity. With the launch of One Point, Good Energy is going one step further by offering businesses a simple, easy-to-use service allowing their customers and staff to go 100 per cent renewable in their electric vehicles, and helping decarbonise the transport industry.”
The new product is Good Energy’s latest move into the EV and energy sharing market. Earlier this year, the company took a 12.9 per cent stake in Zap-Map.