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Pod Point EV Charging Services Now Available in UK

POD Point is the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company and have just now launched the country’s very first nationwide ‘Pay As You Go’ (PAYG) system. All you need is a mobile phone - internet is not required, as the system will use SMS to access the charging points.
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To gain access to the system, one needs to pay a refundable £10 balance, in order to activate the account. The network is based on the Oyster PAYG system, thus allowing both daily commuters and occasional passengers the same convenience. According to the company’s CEO, Erik Fairbairn “The case for nationwide PAYG is strong.  Most electric or hybrid vehicle owners use public charge points occasionally, in areas they don’t visit every day – yet existing charging schemes are either regional, or charge a high monthly fee regardless of use. The PP PAYG network will deliver a nationwide charging network that makes economic sense for electric and hybrid vehicle owners to join – and charge point owners will benefit from increased use of their charging facilities.

The network currently consists of some 200 points, and the plan is to have over 750 charging points in place by the end of the year, and over 4,000 by the end of 2014.

 

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