Volkswagen Financial Services Fleet (VWFS Fleet) has partnered with Pod Point to provide charging solutions at home for customers.
The Pod Point partnership will ensure all VWFS Fleet customers can consider an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV), by providing a home charge point and installation service included within the cost of their lease. It follows the launch of its first-to-market telematics analysis tool, Future Fleet Analysis, advising fleet managers on the future of their fleet.
As a multi marque leasing company with the backing of VW Group (VWG) and now partnering with a charging specialist, VWFS Fleet says it is in a strong position to consult customers on the best solution for their fleet, ensuring drivers who are a good fit for EV have the opportunity and infrastructure to make the switch to this fuel type.
Tom Brewer, head of sales and marketing at VWFS Fleet, said: “With the increasing development of electric vehicles, charging was always going to be the next big challenge. We’re keen to support the industry and education around EV is the key.
“Not everyone will be a good fit for EV, but for those who are, it’s crucial to have a home charging solution. We can offer these charge points and installation as part of the cost of the lease, making the shift to EV as smooth as possible.”
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and founder, said: “This is a landmark partnership that will deliver home charging to VWFS’s customers in the most straightforward, efficient way.
“Drivers will benefit from Pod Point’s easy-to-use smart chargepoints along with our app, which allows drivers to track their charging activity at home and en-route.”