Visa has formed a new partnership with JustPark to help increase electric vehicle adoption across the UK.
Under the partnership, Visa customers using JustCharge, the EV community charging solution from JustPark, will receive rewards when they pay using their debit or credit card, making paying for EV charging as easy and natural as any other contactless purchase. In Visa’s survey of EV and hybrid drivers, 95 per cent of respondents said standardised payment across public charging points would give them greater choice and accessibility.
JustCharge enables EV owners with a private charger installed at their home or business premises to rent it out to other EV drivers when not in use via an app, unlocking thousands of available charging points close to workplaces, homes and commuter stations.
Mike Strahlman, Director of EV at JustPark said: “We must collectively find solutions to help millions of British households transition to clean-air vehicles. While EV demand is growing dramatically, public charging infrastructure is falling significantly behind. Unlocking thousands of home chargers during the 90 per cent of the day they are not in use makes EV adoption a possibility for more than 50 per cent of British households without access to designated off-street parking. This partnership with Visa is a landmark moment in our efforts to redress the balance and make EV adoption an effortless, viable and cost-effective solution for millions more UK drivers.”
Charlotte Hogg, Chief Executive of Visa Europe, said: “The challenge we collectively face is to grow our electric vehicle charging infrastructure rapidly and strategically, and find sustainable solutions today to avoid creating problems for the future. Innovative solutions like JustCharge, which provides secure, managed public access to private charging-points, can make an immense contribution to overall EV charging provision. We’re delighted to be involved through this new partnership.”
JustCharge is operated by JustPark, the UK’s leading online driveway sharing platform, which already connects five million drivers with over 45,000 private driveways, parking spaces, garages and other locations every year.