Swedish energy group Vattenfall and smart charging company NewMotion have signed a roaming agreement that will offer access to more than 400 public charging points around the United Kingdom via a single app or charge card.
A minority of the UK’s 25,000 public charging points are currently open to roaming agreements, according to Vattenfall.
Anthony Hinde, Director of Vattenfall’s EV charging business, InCharge, said, “What is the norm in many European countries – seamless, simple, flexible public charging options as a result of roaming agreements between operators – is still a rarity in the UK. Our agreement with NewMotion is therefore an important step forward and will encourage the uptake of EVs in the UK.”
Sytse Zuidema, NewMotion CEO, said, “Roaming agreements between charge point operators help to create a charging network where it’s easy to charge at any provider’s charge point. We welcome Vattenfall’s EV drivers to our charging network, which is already Europe’s largest network with over 118,000 charge points in more than 30 countries.”