Leasing giant Leaseplan has signed an agreement with electric vehicle charging point provider Chargemaster in order to provide its customers with access to charging points.

As part of the partnership, people leasing an electric vehicle from Leaseplan will be given the option to add a Home Charger package to the monthly lease cost. This includes a home unit and a subscription to Chargemaster’s public charging network for the lifetime of the lease.

Businesses wanting to provide charge point facilities for EV drivers at work will also be able to take advantage of site surveys, installation of Chargemaster’s UK-made charge points and support, as well as system access for billing and reporting, Leaseplan added.

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“We’re seeing an increased demand for low-emission vehicles from customers looking to lower their overall fleet emissions and improve air quality. Our latest partnership with Chargemaster is just one of the ways we’re making it easier for them to make the switch to electric and achieve their goals,” said Matt Dyer, Leaseplan UK’s managing director. “Previous concerns around charging anxiety have prevented this move in the past – but the final piece in the puzzle, bringing together the vehicle and all forms of charging, means we can offer a comprehensive EV solution to help speed up the transition to electric motoring.”

David Martell, chief executive of Chargemaster, added: “We are very excited about this new partnership, which is a market-first in offering home and public charging within the monthly lease cost and offering our workplace charging solutions via Leaseplan, to create a one-stop-shop solution for its customers. As the government looks towards 2040, it no doubt wants to see market-based solutions to support electric vehicle charging at home, at work, and on the road, and this new partnership is a great example of two market-leading companies working together to deliver fantastic combined value and service for customers.”