‘Roaming’ charging plan aims to encourage uptake of low-emissions cars by making boosting car batteries more convenient.
A new charging plan for electric vehicle (EV) users has been launched that aims to make it cheaper and easier for drivers to recharge their cars while away from home.
The EVerywhere plan from Genesis lets users access ChargeNet sites across the country for the same rate they pay at home, which the power provider says can save up to 70 per cent on the cost of charging.
The company notes drivers are charged the same rate regardless of whether they use a fast, rapid, or hyper-rapid charger, with the cost added to their regular power bill.
Peter Kennedy, chief digital officer at Genesis, says the “energy roaming” scheme for EVs was trialled over a number of months with 100 customers.
“Once people had EVerywhere, they were more comfortable travelling further in their EVs,” he explains. “In some cases we saw pilot customers try out public charging for the first time, and for those that had used it before, they were now using more often.
“We’re passionate about encouraging the transition to electric vehicles and know we must think differently to resolve challenges for EV owners and those considering switching to EVs.”
Bailey Gorst, ChargeNet’s marketing and communications manager, says the partnership with Genesis will enable EV drivers to consolidate their home energy use and vehicle charging into a single bill, with the discount a “cherry on top”.
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