Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Point operator Liberty Charge have partnered with AppyWay, a data-driven intelligent mobility and kerbside management business, as part of a plan to transform EV charging usage and management.
Together, the two businesses are building an app that will provide solutions to many of the questions that EV drivers have, surrounding where they can park, how they can pay and whether the charging point is available. This will allow local authorities to manage the roll out of charge points at a large scale as well as assisting residents.
CEO of Liberty Charge, Neil Isaacson, said:
“We have a fantastic opportunity to provide a frontrunning solution to what is becoming a significant issue as EV adoption increases. With our Liberty Global backing and partnership with Virgin Media O2, we can provide the scale and capacity required to roll this out across the UK at pace.
We are passionate about helping local authorities support their residents in moving to more sustainable transport and this partnership is another step towards this goal.”
Confidence in electric vehicle infrastructure is clearly one of the issues that is invoking a lack of enthusiasm from drivers
Dan Hubert, Founder and CEO of AppyWay said:
“This ground-breaking partnership will harness the power of our entire platform, from supporting local authorities in the planning stages, to revolutionising the way the EV drivers find and access charging at the touch of a button.
With Liberty Charge we can help councils on their road to net zero by creating confidence in charging facilities and crucially, encouraging drivers to make the all-important switch to EV”
The app platform will allow councils to plan, manage, and track any changes needed for their traffic orders, the regulatory function that maps EV charging bays. It will also provide a solution to the issue of EV drivers using a different app that shows the charging point being free, despite the adjacent parking space being occupied.