A further four electric vehicle (EV) charge point companies have joined Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network.
Charging networks Franklin Energy Life, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go have joined the roaming service, taking the total number of chargers to more than 1,000 across the UK.
In addition to fast and rapid charging and inner-city coverage, the new partners will add stronger presence to the Electric Juice Network in the North West, Yorkshire, East of England and even Guernsey.
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to pay with their Octopus Energy account across the participating charging networks, with all costs appearing on a single bill.
As further networks are added to the roaming service, users of Electric Juice will soon be able to access many more charging stations nationwide, says Octopus Energy.
The service is open to all drivers of electric cars whether or not they are already one of Octopus Energy’s 1.7 million customers.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network, said: “Thanks to these new partnership agreements with Franklin Energy, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go, users of the Electric Juice Network can now benefit from considerable cross-country coverage, and even more access to rapid charging across the UK, in addition to the networks already on-board.
“This makes EV charging on the go already considerably easier, and it is a crucial step towards providing a totally seamless charging experience, wherever you are in the country.
“Each time a partner joins the network we get one step closer to creating the effortless charging system that current EV drivers want, potential EV drivers need and the decarbonisation of our roads demands."
In addition to the new partners included on the network, Octopus Energy has been officially accredited as a mobility service provider for EV charging via the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).
Octopus has joined a number of other EV roaming providers as part of EV Roam, a new service that will help facilitate the uptake of roaming between EV charging networks in the UK.