The automotive world is making the switch to electric; this switch should be easy for everyone especially those on the Motability Scheme. As such, when you decide you want to make the switch the Motability Scheme, have several options available to help support you with charging your car. This includes covering the cost of a home ChargePoint with standard installation or giving you access to the bp pulse network of public charge points. This is entirely dependent on the solution that works best for you.
Installing a ChargePoint at your own home is the most convenient and cost-effective way of charging your electric car. Not only this, but you’ll be able to make sure your ChargePoint is installed somewhere that gives you enough space to move around and plug in. To get a Home ChargePoint installed however you will need to have off-street parking next to your home, like a driveway or garage.
If you need a non-standard installation, you’ll have to pay extra. For example, if your parking space is not next to your home or your electrical equipment needs to be upgraded. If you have any questions or issues with your home ChargePoint, please speak to your ChargePoint installer directly.
If you do not have off-street parking or aren’t able to get a home ChargePoint installed for any reason. The Motability Scheme will provide you with a subscription to the bp pulse network of public ChargePoint’s during your lease.
This gives you access to over 9,000 public ChargePoint’s, including 3,000 rapid and ultra-fast chargers. Some of these will give you better charging rates, and some are completely free. Take a look at the terms and conditions associated with this subscription here.
Even if you charge your car at home, it’s quite likely that you’ll still need to use a public ChargePoint at some point during your lease. Whether you're running errands in your area or going on a long journey, it’s important to plan so you know where to find them.
Zapmap is one of the best route-planning apps to plan your EV journeys and we highlight recommend downloading them to assist you.