Newmotion and Vattenfall announce EV charging partnership
30 August 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Newmotion and energy firm Vattenfall have agreed a UK roaming agreement.
The deal, due to start next month, means drivers will be able to access more than 400 public charging points with a single app or charge card.
Both companies are also said to be looking into the possibility of expanding the partnership further.
Anthony Hinde, director of InCharge, Vattenfall's charging business in the UK, said: "The UK EV driver experience has just got that little bit simpler. What is the norm in many European countries - seamless, simple, flexible public charging options as a result of roaming agreements between operators - is still a rarity in the UK.
"Our agreement with Newmotion is therefore an important step forward and will encourage the uptake of EVs in the UK."
Newmotion CEO Sytse Zuidema said: "Access to good charging infrastructure is a key consideration for drivers before they make the switch to driving an electric vehicle.
"Roaming agreements between charge point operators help to create a charging network where it's easy to charge at any provider's charge point.
"With this roaming agreement we both take the lead in creating a wider accessible charging network and make it easier for EV drivers to connect to the charging infrastructure in the UK."