- LeasePlan UK launches ‘Happy Charger’ dashboard timer for a better EV charging experience.
- The Happy Charger enables EV drivers to share estimated charging duration, improving communication and wait times.
- The innovation is in response to actions by Aberdeen and Sheffield councils charging drivers who exceed the allotted charge time.
LeasePlan UK’s new ‘Happy Charger’ dashboard timer
The Happy Charger is designed to improve wait times and driver communication at public EV charging stations.
This initiative is in response to the actions of Aberdeen and Sheffield city councils, which now charge drivers who exceed their allotted time at charging points. Other local authorities are expected to follow suit. The aim is to reduce long queues caused by the increasing number of EV registrations.
The Happy Charger dashboard timer encourages better charging etiquette by allowing EV drivers to easily share their estimated charging duration. Using a timer wheel, drivers can set their anticipated completion time and display it on their dashboard. This enables fellow EV drivers to accurately assess the expected wait time.
LeasePlan UK‘s innovative solution aims to optimize the public EV charging experience and improve overall efficiency. By encouraging drivers to share their estimated charging times, it fosters a cooperative environment at charging stations.
The Happy Charger timer represents a proactive approach to addressing the challenges associated with the growing popularity of EVs. It empowers drivers to actively reduce congestion and minimize wait times for charging.
More local authorities and organizations will implement similar measures. Dashboard timers like Happy Charger can ensure a smoother and more streamlined experience at public EV charging stations. As more and more people adopt EVs by the day, charging etiquette is more important than ever. This multitude of new EV drivers will be using public charging stations for the first time. The Happy Charger is a neat solution to streamline the process.
“Getting behind the wheel of an EV is an immensely enjoyable experience. Anyone who’s made the switch to an EV will tell you that they’d never go back to a petrol or diesel car. However, as we learn the new process of EV charging, there are a few important etiquette rules we all need to follow, particularly when charging in public.
“Our new Happy Charger dashboard timer is all about giving EV drivers greater peace of mind when they’re out and about and simplifying the charging experience. There’s a great sense of comradery within the EV-driving community, so by adding that extra layer of transparency we can ensure we’re all being considerate of one another and enhancing the experience for all.”
Neill Emmett, head of marketing at LeasePlan UK