Hemel company to provide electric vehicle leasing customers with free home charge points

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Vanarama hope the offer will encourage customers to make the transition to electric car leasing

A car and van leasing company in Hemel Hempstead has announced that it will be providing electric vehicle (EV) leasing customers free electric vehicle home charge points.

Vanarama will initially run the scheme until August 4, it has been developed in partnership with ChargedEV, the UK’s leading independent EV charge point provider.

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The offer which is designed to support the UK Government’s Net-Zero commitment, will, it is hoped, provide a financial stimulus and encourage customers that making the transition to electric car leasing is a more environmentally friendly and viable option.

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Andy Alderson, CEO and Founder, Vanarama, said: “We're seeing a huge consumer shift in the automotive industry away from ownership and towards usership. Car leasing is the great enabler for our customers to keep up with the pace of change.

"We know that one of the key reasons consumers hesitate about making the change to EV is the access to charging points, our home charge point offer will remove this obstacle and make leasing an electric vehicle more accessible for our customers.”

The Smart+ home charge points, which will be supplied and fitted by ChargedEV, will feature A 7kW output, programmable charge times and load balancing which will deliver a simple and effective solution for customers.

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“It is great to be working with a partner that understands the needs of its customers and is willing to commit to supporting that transition for EV drivers with such a great piece of kit whilst covering those costs.” said Mark Pymm, Director of ChargedEV.

Supported by the Kaluza data intelligence app using AI and machine learning to optimise smart home devices for a more flexible and resilient energy system, the Smart+ is feature rich and futureproofed to ensure customers can get the very best from their home charging experience.

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Aviva, the top reasons for not switching to Electric Vehicles in adults who drive in the UK are:

- Battery charge/range – 81 per cent

- Finding somewhere to charge it – 74 per cent

- Recharge time – 66 per cent

- Price – 64 per cent

- Battery longevity – 44 per cent

Paul Kirby, Head of EV, Vanarama, said: “Statistics show that where off street parking is available, over 80%**of charging will be done at home. But it is also clear from research and feedback that one of the concerns people have about moving to an electric vehicle is how easy it is to charge and the cost of installing a charge point.

"We hope our offer will make this happen seamlessly and simply for our customers.”

For more information, visit: www.vanarama.com.

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