On the 25th of September, a group of Europe’s leading smart charging solutions providers have signed a letter of intent pledging to open their networks for drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK and in the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) through a roaming partnership by the end of 2019.
Making charging easy
Initiators to open up their charging infrastructure are Allego, EVBox and NewMotion. Together with Chargemap, ChargePoint, Charge4Europe, Engenie, Franklin Energy, and Travelcard they want to make a statement on how easy access to charging infrastructure will help improve the switch to e-mobility for drivers in these countries.
What’s new for EV drivers?
When implemented, the agreement will mean EV drivers only require a single subscription to access public charging stations operated by any of the signatories. In addition to accepting each other’s subscribers, the operators will share charging station information so data can be used to improve the charging experience for customers. This will make it easy for EV drivers to see where and if a charging point is available for charging and what a charging session will cost at the specific charging point.
Chargemap’s CEO, Yoann NUSSBAUMER, explains why the company supports this initiative: “We believe it is truly important that charging solutions providers work together to build a frictionless charging experience for EV drivers in every country. It is the key to build trust in the charging infrastructure and accelerate the EV’s growth in the upcoming years.”
You can read the full statement here:
- UK – Leading Charge Point Operators Plan Roaming Agreement in the UK
- NORDICS – Leading Charge Point Operators Plan Roaming Agreement in the Nordics
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