JustPark has announced a new partnership with charge point mapping service Zap-Map to make it easier to share home chargers with the public.
The announcement comes as new data from Zap-Map’s annual survey revealed that 20 percent of EV drivers would be prepared to share their home charger with other EV owners.
As a result, 1,600 bookable home chargers from JustPark’s community EV charging network JustCharge will now show up on Zap-Map, providing an alternative charging option for those without access to a home charger.
The new partnership is also said to benefit the homeowner too, since JustCharge hosts can bring in additional household income from sharing their home charger, helping to offset the costs of buying an electric vehicle.
JustPark says listing a charging point on their JustCharge network takes a few minutes, and includes the ability to set the availability and price of the space and charger.
Anothony Eskinazi, Founder and CEO at JustPark said: “Launching our JustCharge listings onto Zap-Map is a huge step for our community charging network. With this partnership, EV drivers can now find and use charging points and enjoy finding one of the thousands of first bookable community charging locations via JustCharge.
“We are proud to partner with Zap-Map, not only to help improve the charging experience for existing EV drivers, but to encourage more drivers with their own home charging units to become a JustCharge host, unlocking the ability for their neighbours without a driveway to switch to an EV too also switch to owning an EV.”
Ben Lane, Co-founder & CTO at Zap-Map added: “With ever more drivers making the switch to electric, access to a local charger is becoming increasingly important. Although the public charging network is expanding rapidly, there is a real need for community charging closer to home, providing a viable option for those without a driveway to charge an EV.
“The good news is that we know that a fifth of EV drivers are prepared to share their home charger with others, and that’s what makes this new partnership with JustCharge so exciting.
“Working together, we can give Zap-Map users even greater choice in finding a suitable local charger, creating an additional source of household income for those with home charging points, and providing real benefit to the local community.”
JustPark was established in 2006, and now connects nearly 10 million drivers with up to 28,000 parking spaces through its JustPark app, and enables motorists and companies to monetise their unused driveway and car parking capacity.
In addition to JustPark, the company later launched JustCharge to help break down the barriers to EV adoption.