Charge Your Car and its partner company, Zero Carbon Futures have announced they are to enter into an agreement with Chargemaster Plc.
The move follows on from the recent announcement that Chargemaster is to acquire Charge Your Car’s joint venture partner, Elektromotive Limited.
The partnership will see the organisations working together to support the widespread roll-out of the existing Charge Your Car network and Pay As You Go (PAYG) services, easing the use of EVs for drivers throughout the UK.
Through the agreement the parties have pledged to work together to structure a mutually beneficial business model for existing customers of Chargemaster and Charge Your Car to access charge posts using the Charge Your Car network as the operating platform. The strength of the Charge Your Car network is its newly developed PAYG system which connects EV drivers to charge points throughout the UK without the need for multiple membership schemes. The parties see the significant benefits of charging points across the country being accessible through multi payment mechanisms.
Chargemaster customers gain from increased access to charging posts in addition to those operated by POLAR, the largest recharging network in the UK.
Dr Colin Herron, director of Charge Your Car Ltd, said: “This is a strong partnership bringing together three organisations with natural synergies that are all working towards the goal of the widespread roll-out of EV charging infrastructure. Combined, we will have a network consisting of 70 per cent of all charge points in the UK and through this partnership we will help promote ease of use for EV drivers.”
David Martell, chief executive of Chargemaster Plc commented: “This is great news for EV car buyers in the UK. The country now has a coherent network of charging points across the country and we expect this to be a major boost to the growth of low carbon motoring across the UK. The partnership is not only a good example of how the private sector can partner the public sector to serve the country’s needs but is a demonstration on how the UK is leading much of the rest of the world in providing support to the widespread adoption of EVs. We look forward to extending this partnership in other ways to further promote the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon motoring.”