Free home charging units and Plug-in Car Grant make electric motoring affordable
POD Point, the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging company is offering free home charging units to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in East Anglia, the East and West Midlands.
The POD Point charge point is the Solo 2, the latest ‘smart’ communicating charge point, with an in-built GPRS that allows two way communications between the charge point an online account, allowing electric and plug-in vehicle drivers to monitor how much energy they use, remotely lock the charge point or set charging schedules from a laptop, PC or mobile phone.
The POD Point charge points will be installed using a grant from the government’s Plugged-In Places scheme, which is overseen by the Department for Transport. The DfT also funds the Plug-in Car Grant scheme, which offers £5,000 towards the cost of electric or plug-in hybrid cars such as the Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, or Renault Fluence ZE.
The POD Point charge points is available to electric or plug-in vehicle owners in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire.