Payments processing services provider Chargehound is offering what is described as an 'Airbnb-style' electric vehicle charging booking system to EV users in Australia.
The Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported that Chargehound, which enables people with an EV charging station and space for parking at their home to rent it out to other EV owners for a fee, has already signed up 600 people for the offering a few weeks after launching in the country.
Chargehound's sister brand is online parking booking system Parkhound which has 50,000 parking spaces across Australia. The AFR reported that EV owners can search Parkhound for private parking spaces with charging facilities.
EVs accounted for a highest-ever 7.7% share of Australian new car sales in September this year, according to new vehicle sales data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
This article was first published on ITS International's sister website Electric Vehicle Charging & Infrastructure