Which? Trusted Traders has awarded Pod Point a Which? Trusted Trader Approved Service for its end-to-end installation service – the first EV charging company to receive the endorsement.
Charging at home helps to avoid reliance on public infrastructure. According to previous Which? research, only 11 per cent of electric and plug-in hybrid car charging currently takes place at public chargers.
If you’re looking to install a charger at home, you’ll need off-street parking, such as a driveway or garage, and you need to be able to get power to it. You’ll also want to get a home charger installed – unless you want to spend 30 hours or more trickle-charging your vehicle via a standard three-pin plug.
While three-pin plug sockets can charge EVs, they’re not designed to support the kinds of loads for the time periods that EVs require, making a dedicated home charger a far safer choice. EV owners who install a dedicated charger will also benefit from having the most convenient and cheapest way of charging their vehicle.
With the upcoming 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, and depending on where you live, off-street charging could also potentially increase the value of your home.
As more people look to install EV chargers at home, they will need to turn to companies they can trust. Which? has awarded Pod Point a Which? Trusted Trader Approved Service for its end-to-end installation services.
The endorsement of Pod Point – whose mission is ‘that travel shouldn’t damage the earth’ – comes in recognition of the excellent customer feedback it receives, meaning that customers can employ their services with confidence.
Raj Kakar-Clayton, Managing Director at Which? Trusted Traders, said:
“As demand for electric vehicles increases, so too does demand for reliable home charging points. Installing a home charging point for an electric car or van will not only help people to save money in the long run, but also help them to lead more sustainable lives.
“At Which? Trusted Traders, we are keen to raise industry standards and to help people to adopt more sustainable practices. We will work together with our partners to support consumers in making informed choices in this sector.
“In recognising Pod Point as an Approved Service, we also want to help guide consumers to a trader they can trust when considering at-home EV charging.”
Val-Daniel Geary, Vice President Home Charge, Pod Point, said:
“We are delighted to be awarded with the Which? Trusted Traders accreditation and we take immense pride in being the only EV charging company to receive the endorsement for our installation service. As EV adoption accelerates, our goal is to help drivers to make the switch with ease and confidence.
“The accreditation is testament to our ongoing commitment and dedication to customer service throughout the entire process – from selecting and ordering a charger, through to managed installation – and making the journey as seamless and hassle-free for our customers as possible.”
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About Pod Point
Pod Point was founded in 2009. Driven by a belief that travel shouldn’t damage the earth, Pod Point is building the charging infrastructure needed to enable the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Its mission is to put an EV chargepoint everywhere you park for an hour or more. To date the company has shipped more than 211,000 charge points** in the UK and is an official charge point supplier for major car brands.
Pod Point’s solutions include everything from smart domestic charge points to high power rapid chargers and load balancing systems. Along with consumers, it works with a broad range of organisations to offer workplace, residential and commercial charging solutions. Its customers include major retailers, hotels, restaurants and transport hubs.
Pod Point’s extensive public network connects EV drivers with 9,200+ charging bays** at locations including Tesco, Lidl and Center Parcs. Through its network of home, workplace and public charging points, Pod Point has powered over 745 million miles of electric driving*. Pod Point is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PODP.”
*In 2023 and as of 30th June 2023.
** As of 30th June 2023