Online market aims to fill gaps in Sweden's EV charging network

September 20, 2016

A new scheme gives Swedish drivers the opportunity to recharge their electric car at someone else’s home. Dubbed Elbnb, it is based on the Airbnb concept which provides an online marketplace to enable people to list, find and rent vacation homes in return for a fee. The new scheme allows drivers to find spare recharging capacity during busy times so they can avoid congestion at recharging stations. Using the website, developed by Renault, drivers can find where they can borrow a power outlet for an electric car over the weekend, night or per hour for a possible payment. In a statement, the company said: “With a lack of infrastructure around the charging stations for electric cars, we saw potential in uniting people together and doing something about the situation.”




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