Adequate kerbside charging is vital to the corporate fleet sector being able to achieve its 2030 electrification objectives but many are hitting significant problems due to employees not having a home charging solution. This is especially the case for people who live in terraced streets or apartments.
Effective kerbside charging designs are now available from a variety of providers but they are currently fitted in very few places when they really need to be widely available on every street where drivers of EVs live.
The government has a programme in place where funds are made available for chargers to be installed but it depends on local authorities making a contribution, many of which are starved of finances.
The AFP Kerbside Charging Committee was set up in October 2021 to help push forward kerbside charging progress -working with fleets, charging providers and local authorities to ensure that charging is available in the places where it is needed.
Together with our partner, net-zero analytics consultancy Field Dynamics, we have created a new national map that shows – for the first time – where UK businesses need kerbside charging – close to the homes of company van drivers.