Here is a risk to ponder upon; how would you like to offer homeowners and small businesses 24/7 cover on random electric vehicles charging up on private land or driveways? What would the premiums be each month, or your T&Cs on vehicle age, type of cable/chargers used, driveway condition, gates, security cameras, tools left in the van etc?
Well this is the utopian solution to the lack of charging points acriss the UK. Could it work? Maybe. Here’s the press info from Just park.
“With the legislated transition to clean-air powertrains looming many businesses are looking to swap their commercial fleets to electric. There’s a barrier currently, which is that most drivers take these vehicles home at night and finding safe and reliable charging is difficult. JustPark finds a homeowner with a driveway within a short walk of the fleet driver, installing charging hardware, and giving them a reliable and guaranteed place to charge.
It’s a win-win for the driver and business but also for the homeowner, who through hosting these fleet drivers and vehicles, could earn £1,000 a year. Our JustPark team will look after the hosts, providing and paying for the installation of a charging unit and all costs associated.”
says Mike Strahlman, Director of EV, JustPark
JustPark, the UK’s leading driveway sharing platform, has launched FleetCharge to unlock and electrify private driveways to enable businesses to switch their fleets to electric vehicles (EV) years earlier. For the 75 per cent of fleet drivers that don’t have off-street parking at home, using an EV can be a challenge. Business drivers can’t afford time or associated risks of finding and using a public charging point, with many of these also not being suitable for larger vehicles or e-vans to use.
With FleetCharge, JustPark will find a local homeowner with a driveway within a five-minute walk of the EV driver, install a home charger and give said fleet driver exclusive access to that charging point.
This innovative programme is managed exclusively by JustPark, who, for homeowners, will cover all the costs associated with installing a discreet EV charger at their home, as well as day-to-day running costs including any subscriptions and electricity costs. Through FleetCharge, all the upfront EV charging installation costs are covered, but it could potentially earn the hosts a guaranteed additional income of £1,000 a year – all tax-free.
JustPark is inviting homeowners with a driveway across the UK to register their interest in becoming a FleetCharge host and potentially earning a guaranteed income of £1,000 a year. It takes less than a minute to apply at www.justpark.com/ev/host and JustPark will get in touch when there is a local EV driver nearby who needs your space.
IE Comment; Yep, it’s all easy-peasy extra money until someone trips over a plant pot on your drive, slips on ice, or accidentally reverses their van into your garage door.