EV Charger Partnership Forms In United Kingdom

Two companies in the United Kingdom, Hitachi Capital and British Gas, are partnering to make private charging easier when consumers lease an electric car by streamlining the process in the lease contract.

Hitachi Capital, a fleet company, sees slightly more growth in business adoption of electric vehicles, and hopes the move will quell concerns over where companies will be able find open charging stations for the cars as the agreement comes with a service warranty for electrical repairs.

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Recently, Hitachi Capital added the Nissan Leaf and the Citroen C-Zero to their line of available models. The new cars are said to strengthen the relationship between British Gas, Nissan and Renault, as well as move the utility company towards the ambitious goal of providing 70% of the power to the electric car market over the next two years.

Private charging stations for electric vehicle fleets seems like a solid idea, however, we’re a bit more excited about the country’s plan to install 27 solar powered charging stations across the island over the next year and a half.

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