Charge Your Car (CYC) has reached a milestone, with over 100,000 charging sessions across it’s network since it’s inception. This figure means the total energy drawn has exceeded 549,399 kWh of electricity across it’s network of 1,535 charging points with 1,637 registered users.
CYC recently announced they had surpassed 350,000 kWh electricity usage in November 2013, meaning that users of the network have almost doubled the usage in the last couple of months. This trend clearly shows the increased usage of charge points by electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners.
Charge Your Car is the company behind the first open network of recharging points for electric vehicles in the UK. In 2013, CYC launched an app available for both Apple and Android users which enabled users to see a live map of charging points on the go and their status. Features include a search facility, a live map that shows the current status of all charge points across the network and the ability to start/stop a session using the app.
Charge Your Car works with the CYC Lifetime Card, a single RFID card that can be used across the UK with all charge points on the network. The CYC card is also accepted on the Ecotricity Network and the CYC network also accepts the BMW Drive Now card.
The CYC system, built on open source software, is also the first pay-as-you-go service available to EV owners and brings together drivers, charge point owners, public sector organisations and charge point manufacturers in a network accessible to all, which is monitored 24 hours, seven days a week.
CYC offers charge post owners a full billing service; revenue is collected from drivers via the pay-by-phone system, by account linked to the RFID card and with the CYC App.
Source & pictures by kind permission of Charge Your Car