Zoom EV’s Sustainable Mobility Bundle provides home owners and businesses with discounted services from some of the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) businesses.
The initial benefits include discounted home charging units and green energy tariffs, reduced rates on parking around the country and a free charging key for one of the largest charging networks in Europe, with more expected to follow.
The service is the brainchild of founder Greg Fairbotham, who set out to find new ways to incentivise people to switch to electric vehicles and green energy after deciding to leave his job at BP in 2017.
“We found there really wasn’t a powerful way of incentivising and benefiting people for making more sustainable vehicle and energy choices out in the market, so we set about developing something that did,” Greg explained.
“Our bundle brings together some of the best organisations across charging, parking, green energy and home charging, to provide Zoom customers with preferential rates and services that they won’t find anywhere else”.
“We’re working with OEMs and vehicle retailers to integrate our bundle into their offers, and EV owners are also able to come to us direct.”
As well as benefitting consumers, it is hoped that the incentives will boost Greater Manchester’s drive to clear up air pollution and transition to a zero carbon economy.
Zoom has worked closely with green tech advisors at GC Business Growth Hub to raise its profile across the city region, culminating in the opportunity to exhibit at Greater Manchester’s 2019 Green Summit, which was hosted by Mayor Andy Burnham and attended by nearly 2,000 people.
Greg added: “Manchester’s green city region agenda puts it on the map of global cities really driving change.
“Mayor Andy Burnham is doing a great job of making this a top priority for businesses and residents across the region, and the dedication of the youth groups to drive awareness has been amazing. The challenge is for all of us to make changes and Zoom is certainly up for this challenge.”
This is just the start of Zoom’s plan to revolutionise green travel. As well as expanding the Sustainable Mobility Bundle, Zoom is in the midst of developing an insurance product for EVs and by the end of Summer 2019 aims to have launched the UK’s first and only car sharing platform for plug-in vehicles.
Katherine Burden, senior green technology and services advisor at GC Business Growth Hub, said: “Zoom EV is a perfect example of a business using innovative thinking to solve critical problems facing our planet. It has the potential to contribute to several of Greater Manchester’s green ambitions, from the proposed clean air zone to reduce traffic pollution to supporting the uptake of renewable energy. Greg is exactly the sort of young entrepreneur we need to see more of.”
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