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POD Point offers free home charging points for EV customers

POD Point is offering free home charging units to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in East Anglia, the East and West Midlands.

The POD Point charge points will be installed using a grant from the government’s Plugged-In Places scheme, and the offer is available to electric or plug-in vehicle owners in Source East and Plugged-in Midlands regions.

EV dealers in the area could let their customers know they could be eligible for a free charge point if they live in the right area.

POD Point told AM there is currently no cap as to how many free points will be installed in those regions as the Plugged-In Places scheme was keen use the money it has.

A spokeswoman said: "We expect supply to outstrip demand from EV owners."

The fully installed charge point is worth over £1,000, can be installed in the home or workplace, and is subject to a free site survey.

The charging point has built-in GPRS technology that allows two way communications between the charge point an online account, enabling 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.

Customers can apply by emailing POD Point or phone 0207 247 4114 with the requested installation address.

- The offer is available to electric or plug-in vehicle owners in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire.

- Electric and plug-in car owners living within the M25 can also apply for a free home charging unit if they take part in the Low Carbon London electric vehicle usage trial, exclusively offered through a partnership between POD Point and UK Power Networks. This offer is limited to 100 customers.

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  • Duncan Martin - 08/10/2013 19:38

    Hi, do you install these units free in cornwall area please and are they compatible with the citroen c-zero ?

  • G Scoggins - 09/05/2014 21:29

    Install ev pod