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Co Charger - the matchmaking app for electric vehicle chargers

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Co Charger is a new platform that's just been launched to connect neighbours and communities via an electric vehicle charger sharing app

f411c845-dcf1-485c-9249-72e007957176If you’ve got an electric vehicle or are thinking of getting one, this new startup is certainly worth a look.

Co Charger is a new platform that has been launched by Joel Teague. It’s a platform enabling those who do have electric car chargers, whether motorists, businesses or community buildings to share them with neighbours who don't.

'Five years ago a neighbour in Lympstone convinced me, a card-carrying petrolhead to get an electric car,' explains Joel. 'The car arrived but my charger was delayed and I found myself giving that same neighbour a few quid to use their charger once a week until mine arrived. It led to a lightbulb moment where I thought of all the people blocked from getting an electric vehicle because they live in a flat or terraced house and don't have anywhere to charge. It prompted me to launch Co Charger, a 'matchmaking' app connecting hosts with a charger with neighbours who want somewhere to charge, helping to create cleaner, greener neighbourhoods and fight climate change. Most importantly, it also means that those who would love to have an electric car will finally be able to buy one – confident in the knowledge that they can charge reliably and economically with a local host.'

cocharger founderThe app handles communications, bookings, reminders, calculations and payments. Hosts can set the price they'd like to charge for the service and have the option to make extra income.

Joel, who has lived in Devon for 12 years and used to be a project manager for the Met Office says, 'Devon – and Exeter in particular was always the perfect place for Co Charger to be created. It has one of the highest levels of EV ownership in the UK plus a wonderful community culture and hunger for innovation. Co Charger was launched under lock down in April, but we have a great team based in the South West working and communicating online to develop and launch the business.'

The Co Charger app is free to download and there are no subscriptions. Hosts can be private individuals or any organisation with an electric charger, such as a community centre, church hall or doctors' surgery.






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Published on: 17th November 2020

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