Charge Your Car (North), the largest regional network of EV charge points and its sister company Zero Carbon Futures are to enter into an agreement with Chargemaster, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The move follows on from the recent announcement that Chargemaster is to acquire Charge Your Car’s joint venture partner Elektromotive.
The partnership will involve 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.
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, 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% of all charge points in the UK and through this partnership we will help promote ease of use for EV drivers.”
Charge Your Car has been operating in North East England since 2010 to install a network of charge points for the region.
Following an announcement last year, the company entered into an agreement with Elektromotive to fast track the development of the Charge Your Car service and expand from a regional to a national network with a goal of enrolling over 10,000 charge points under one infrastructure service.