EV tech startup Diode has launched an EV suitability and charge point procurement software product called Charge Platform for Business.
The platform is designed to educate drivers, assess EV readiness, make workplace and home charging recommendations, and simplify the EVSE purchasing process.
Each employee completes a short questionnaire covering their home, current vehicle and trip patterns, which Diode’s intelligent algorithms analyze to create a personalized EV Readiness Report. The report includes information on the employee’s access to charging, costs and emissions savings compared to their current vehicle, plus an interactive tool to assess how different EVs would fit into their lifestyle based on their specific driving behavior.
This employee EV readiness data is aggregated with workplace site information to give each business a 5-year charging rollout recommendation to support its EV transition. This includes the exact number and type of charge points needed across workplace sites and employees’ homes.
“We can now scale our electric vehicle suitability and charge point procurement expertise to the masses,” said Diode founder and CEO Jon Horsfield. “Our initial focus will be to help businesses make the switch. More than half of all new cars in the UK are bought by businesses, and widespread workplace charging can help car owners without access to home charging have an electric vehicle. We have several strategic partners, such as vehicle providers and consultancies, lined up to start using our tech to support their business customers’ transition to electric vehicles.”