Company car drivers and fleet managers will enjoy simplified charging of electric vehicles (EVs) thanks to a new roaming partnership between NewMotion and ChargePoint.
The electric vehicle charging infrastructure providers have announced a roaming partnership that will allow fleet drivers access to both charging networks.
Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion, said: “This partnership is a big step forward for the UK’s public charging network and we hope to see a positive effect on the ease of use by EV drivers. We are pleased to offer our UK drivers additional access to ChargePoint, Inc’s network that includes a good few hundred rapid chargers. With this we’re able to expand our European charging network that already includes over 118,000 charge points.”
Christopher Burghardt, managing director, Europe at ChargePoint, Inc., said: “This roaming agreement further accelerates the seamless integration of individual EV fuelling networks and brings us even closer to the day when all people and goods will be transported by electricity.
“With the growing global footprint of more than 100,000 places to charge on our network alone and access to an additional 70,000 places to charge in Europe, we continue to implement solutions that make the transition to electric more seamless for drivers and businesses. Partnerships like this not only allow us to expand access to charging, but is another example of how cross-industry collaboration is essential in paving the way to an all-electric mobility future.”
By the end of the year, NewMotion and ChargePoint customers will be able to access each network without needing to create a new account.
The agreement will expand access across the UK and include the InstaVolt rapid DC charging network, of which ChargePoint, Inc. has been the exclusive technology partner since 2017. ChargePoint, Inc users will gain access to NewMotion’s public charging network both in the UK and across Europe.
EV charging infrastructure
Public charging infrastructure is acknowledge as a key element for the widespread adoption of EVs.
KPMG's Mobility 2030 project says that in 2020, 70%-80% of the fleet cars taken home at night will be charged there, 12%-22% at destinations and workplaces and 3%-8% will be transient.
In 2040, this it is predicted that this will have shifted to 45%-65% (home), 15%-20% (destinations) and 20-35% (transient).