Diode and Co Charger join forces to help businesses make switch to EVs

Diode has announced a partnership with Co Charger – the UK’s number one community charging app – which will see the company’s business customers given free access to Diode’s Charge Platform software.

Diode specialises in electric vehicle suitability assessments, home and workplace charging infrastructure recommendations, and charge point procurement.

Giving them access to the software will allow Co Charger’s business customers to engage and educate their employees, ultimately giving them the confidence to switch to an electric vehicle.

Co Charger is the UK’s number one community charging app, enabling businesses and drivers with EV chargers to rent them out to neighbours. The app makes it easier for the 15 million UK drivers unable to install a charger at home to swop to an electric vehicle.

Co Charger’s customers will have access to Diode’s driver survey to collect journey data and create an instant EV Readiness Report for each employee. The report is packed with information on the employee’s access to charging, costs, and CO2 savings compared to their current vehicle, plus an interactive tool to assess how different EVs would fit into their lifestyle based on their specific driving behaviour.

Each business can then access a dynamic Charging Infrastructure Recommendation – which calculates the number and type of charge points they’ll need over the next five years, and the estimated cash savings they will make over this period.

The partnership will encourage the uptake of more workplace and home charge points, and make charging more accessible to those unable to have a home charger installed.

Dan Eyre, Co-founder and COO at Diode said: “Access to charging remains a huge barrier to EV adoption, and our new partnership with Co Charger is all about removing this to achieve our shared ambition of driving a faster, easier transition to electric vehicles.

“Our platform helps drivers make the switch to electric and facilitates more charge points going into the ground, and Co Charger’s app means that these charge points can be more widely accessed by those who can’t have their own home charger – a winning combination!”

Lee Hudson, COO of Co Charger added: Increasing numbers of businesses are now looking for ways to transition their fleets to electric, and this partnership between Co Charger and Diode is a key enabler in making that happen.

“Employers have to have confidence that their workforce can shift easily, and can charge their vehicles at home, work, or nearby. Co Charger has 3,000 registered charging hosts across the UK, which considerably widens that scope, and with the reports Diode prepares, provides the information and confidence that businesses need, to make the transition. We very much look forward to helping many businesses become cleaner and greener on the back of this.

Image courtesy of Co Charger.

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