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Vahanomy + Bookster partnership to enable holiday property owners to offer EV charging to guests

Bookster and CHRGR.io by Vahanomy announce a partnership to provide self-catering owners opportunities to earn revenue whilst providing a greener guest experience.   The increase in Electric Vehicles on the road combined with the growth of demand for more environmentally friendly holiday homes brings a unique opportunity for holiday rental owners.   Bookster, a property management software platform announces its partnership with CHRGR.io, a B2B marketplace for the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) ecosystem.   The collaboration between CHRGR.io and Bookster provides opportunities for self-catering owners to earn revenue by publicly listing Public Charging points installed on the grounds of...

Vahanomy partners with the University of Edinburgh Business School to develop project financing and costing models for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Vahanomy which took part in cohort 6 of the University of Edinburgh’s AI Accelerator has partnered with the University of Edinburgh Business School's Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability to develop project financing and costing models for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This work has been facilitated and funded by the AI Accelerator programme based at the Bayes Centre. According to a 2022 Deloitte report, an estimated £18 billion in capital is required to support the rollout of EV charging infrastructure across the UK and to meet decarbonisation targets. It is essential to have a practical and well-researched model or...

New data on EV charging infrastructure shows 44,020 public EV charging devices installed in the UK

Official statistics on electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure published by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) on 26 July 2023 show that there were 44,020 public electric vehicle charging devices installed in the UK as on 1 July 2023. of which 8,461 were rated “rapid” devices or above, which represents 19% of all charging devices 24,918 were rated “fast” chargers, which represents 57% of all charging devices. The statistics are based on data provided by Zapmap. Since 1 July 2022, the number of installed public devices has increased by 12,009, a 38% year-on-year increase. The new Department for Transport report...

UK Government outlines draft new regulations governing public charge points in Parliament

The UK Government has laid the draft of the Public Charge Point Regulations 2023 in Parliament on 11 July 2023. These regulations set out the requirements for the future of public electric vehicle (EV) charging and extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The draft regulations will improve the experience of people who use the public charging network, and who make long journeys. Improving reliable and straightforward access to the public charging network for this group is crucial to encouraging the uptake of EVs. The draft regulation requires: a) Contactless Payments Contactless payment for all new public charge...

Thoughts from Parkex 2023

After Vahanomy joined the British Parking Association (BPA) earlier this year, I embarked on a trip to Birmingham for the highly anticipated Parkex/Traffex event at the NEC on 6th and 7th June 2023. Having started my day early and caught a punctual train, I arrived at the venue around lunchtime on the first day. The event was bustling with activity, featuring numerous delegates and over 100 exhibitions showcasing a wide range of offerings, from data collectors to equipment providers. My primary objective was to attend several presentations at the EV Infrastructure forum, which centred around various public EV charging topics....

We asked ChatGPT for a case study about the conversion of an existing car parking space to public EV charging

As a subject matter expert in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, I have been tasked with evaluating the feasibility of converting an existing car parking space to a public EV charging station. The goal of this case study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the process, costs, benefits, and potential challenges associated with this project. Background: The car parking space in question is located in a busy commercial area in a major city. It is currently used by employees of a nearby office building and is typically at or near capacity during business hours. The building owners are interested in...