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AA and Chargemaster team up for EV services

AA van by Chargemaster charging point

The partnership will bring a range of EV services.

The AA and Chargemaster have announced a new partnership to provide EV buyers with advice, support and access to a UK-wide network of chargers.

The new partnership will deliver a range of benefits, including bespoke home charging units, access to thousands of charging points and preferential charging rates.

Under the partnership, drivers will be able to install a Chargemaster electric charge point at home for around £300 with the help of the 75% grant from OLEV.

The solution will also provide a 10% discount for membership of Chargemaster’s POLAR Plus charging scheme – taking the cost down to £6.85. Plans are also in place to install chargers at all 2,500 AA-rated hotels across the UK.

The two companies will also work together to highlight the benefits of EV ownership.

David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, said: “This new relationship with the AA will see hundreds more AA branded charging points installed. They’ll go in at AA-rated hotels and other accessible public places such as supermarkets, public car parks and town centres while we will be embarking on a public awareness campaign to show that charging a vehicle at home is neither difficult nor costly.”

Edmund King OBE, AA president, added: “We think that the EV revolution is about to take off and we want to help consumers understand the benefits of low cost, low emission driving and to show them it is accessible and affordable. Per mile driven an EV is five times cheaper than the average petrol car and carries no vehicle excise duty.

“The vast number of car journeys are under 25 miles and a third of households have two or more cars. Hence, we estimate that more than two million second cars could be electric tomorrow, with no disadvantages and many cost-saving benefits.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.