A new collaboration to provide a full turnkey funded solution for electric vehicle (EV) charging across the UK has been announced between Mr. Electric, an electrical franchise brand, and Plug-N-Go, a solution for funded EV Charging Systems.
Together, the two organisations are offering a fully integrated EV charging solution, which is risk and cost free, across public and private accessed sites. It will include everything from supplying, installing, maintaining and the management of charge points throughout the contract term.
Authorised Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) installers of EV charging points, Mr. Electric and Plug-N-Go will work with a number of leading EV equipment service providers that Mr. Electric already works with, to install easy-to-use chargers operated on an ‘open charging’ model – enabling people to use them on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Mr. Electric’s network of franchised NICEIC approved electrical experts will carry out the installation and management of the charging points. Plug-N-Go will undertake the maintenance and provide a single contract for all its infrastructure through the contract.
Midlands based Buzzards Valley Vineyard & Bistro, a commercial centre with four different businesses, including fishing lakes, a restaurant, shop and artisan market, recently installed the two Plug-N-Go fully funded, EV charge points in its car park for customers to use.
Yvonne Viggers, Co-Owner of Buzzards Valley, said, “It made total business and environmental sense for us to provide an EV solution for our customers, particularly when we knew we were eligible for a Government grant to pay the cost of the installation. It is a win-win for both us and our customers, as it doesn’t cost either of us a penny. We very much see this as a long-term investment for the growth of our business, and believe that every public car park should offer similar EV facilities – particularly if we are to see mass adoption on our roads in the future.”
Pierre Jeannes, VP of Operations for Mr. Electric, added, “With such strong environmental credentials, full electric and plug-in hybrid cars are now growing in popularity with many more people now purchasing them as we see an increase in both performance and range. Our collaboration with Plug-N-Go will now enable us to provide a cost-effective, high quality and reliable EV charging solution for consumers and businesses, and together, we have the expertise to help provide the technical products, skills and manpower to install EV charging points across the UK.”