THIS one’s a bit left field for Business Motoring, but many small businesses and company car drivers have kids.
And Pod Point, which supplies home and business charge points, is taking the EV message to primary schools. With an EV chargepoint offer for free.
So it’s worth looking out for.
Called the Electric Schools campaign, Pod Point wants to highlight the benefits of EVs. In particular, how EVs can help improve air quality and manage climate change.
It also hopes to help young kids understand the role EVs can play in future autonomous cars and energy management systems such as vehicle to grid (V2G).
So what is Pod Point doing?
Under the Electric Schools campaign, 30 primary schools in highly polluted areas can claim a free Pod Point EV chargepoint. The chargepoint is worth over £1,000.
My only question about this is: where the chargepoint will be situated? Clearly not at the school gates, because this could be dangerous. It will certainly need some careful consideration.
Nevertheless, the idea is intriguing and a real thought provoker for the kids.
In addition, Pod Point’s experts will visit schools to deliver guest speaker sessions.
A toolkit, developed in line with Key Stage 2 curriculum guidelines, has also been produced. Along with a factsheet for any parents that want to learn more about EVs.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and Founder, said:
“With Electric Schools, we’re aiming to both improve local air quality for children and help educate the next generation on the importance of clean air and tackling climate change. We also want to make young people excited about EVs and how the technology has the potential to impact all of our lives. ”
If you want to learn more about this innovative idea, visit pdpnt.uk/electricschools.