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NewMotion and Ford strike EV charging network agreement

NewMotion and Ford have agreed a deal to offer Ford drivers access to the company's electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

Ford customers will have a smart phone app and charge card, which will allow its drivers access to NewMotion’s charging network, which is the largest roaming network in Europe. More than 118,000 charge points are currently available in Europe.

Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion, said: “Teaming up with Ford, one of the world’s leading car manufacturers will give us new opportunities to power up the e-mobility revolution.

“Ford PHEV drivers will gain access to Europe’s largest roaming network via NewMotion, the app and the charge card."

Charging points for EVs across Europe grew 20% between 2016 and 2017, with 3.3 million charging sessions taking place.

Germany showed the largest growth in that duration.

Now, Ford drivers will have access to a large amount of these charging points across Europe, ensuring country-to-country travel will be easier, says the manufacturer.

Mark McMahon, manager of business development and EV Services at Ford of Europe, said: “We are excited to work with NewMotion as our partner for public charging because they have the largest roaming network in Europe.

“Together we will offer seamless access to NewMotion’s charging infrastructure for drivers using the new Ford smartphone app, simplifying the user experience for Ford PHEV customers.”

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