Local business, Mr Charger – who install electric vehicle chargers for residential and commercial clients – have managed to secure a national contract in the drive for greener driving.
For local business owners, Richard Mills and Martin Wells they understand customers want reliable EV chargers, and a trusted engineer to install them. Which is why they founded their EV Charging Point business, in 2016, and have been steadily expanding nationally – especially over the last 18 months. “We shared a passion for renewable energy,” explains Richard, “and are committed to supporting people across Berkshire when they choose to make the switch to electric driving.”
Having worked with both private and commercial customers, Mr Charger know the value they add to companies who are also leading the drive for electric vehicles. So, securing a nation-wide contract, with car lease specialists, DreamLease, is an exciting prospect for the locally-based Mr Charger. And it is sure to benefit drivers across Berkshire and the rest of the UK, as both brands grow.
For the founder of DreamLease, Daniel Pass, it was important to for him to be able to personally endorse an installer to any of his customers. So, when Mr Charger was recommended to him, he was ready to put them to the test. “One of my customers had an EV charger installed at home, having leased a Jaguar I-PACE with us,” Daniel explains. “He was raving about the service he’d received from the company doing the install, so I was keen to try out Mr Charger for myself.
“I called Richard [Mills, Director of Mr Charger] and we hit it off straight away. I booked in the installation of a charging point at home, and saw, first-hand, exactly how good Mr Charger are. My whole experience from start to finish was excellent. The turnaround took only six days, and the install was completed within a couple of hours. The installer, Matt was friendly and professional, throughout.”
For any business to personally recommend another, there has to be shared values. “Richard and I have a common understanding of the EV market,” Daniel continues. “I’d been keen to find an EV installation company to recommend to customers, and offer a better leasing experience. But, because of the high-standard customer service we offer, it was important to find a company who delivered at the same high-standard. Through my experience with Mr Charger, I definitely saw this for myself.”
As the industry grows, with the Government’s drive to eliminate the new sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, both companies are committed to developing their customer offering. As Richard Mills, who founded Mr Charger Ltd, says, “This new partnership with DreamLease is a reflection of how the Mr Charger network is driving change. The excellent standard of work carried out by our franchisee, Matt Riddle, has led to this exciting new opportunity, and it will only improve.”
And Daniel agrees, “We want to support customers as they make the switch to EV driving. Mr Charger’s knowledge, combined with ours is only going to have a positive impact on our customers.”