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Bookmycharge urges electric owners to join peer-to-peer network as EV sales grow 13.5%

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Bookmycharge is urging motorists to join its peer-to-peer charging network following a 13.5% year-on-year growth in electric vehicle sales in Q1.

It said 12,825 new plug-in vehicles were sold between January and March 2018, with an additional 7,600 domestic chargepoints installed this year.

There are now more than 85,000 chargepoints operating at homes across the UK, compared with just 6,152 public charging locations. Ninety per cent of the nation’s charging network is installed in private locations.

Bookmycharge’s co-founder Jan Stannard said: “Our mission is help EV drivers to maximise the potential of the UK’s huge domestic chargepoint network.

"We want to encourage a ‘sharing economy’ approach so that the EV community has guaranteed access to the wealth of home charging locations across the country.

“Bookmycharge expects the number of domestic chargepoints to reach 100,000 later this year.

"So, even more homeowners will be able to travel with confidence, able to easily book and pay for a convenient charge wherever they are in the country.”

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