Newmotion Joins Electric Juice Network
EnTech pioneer Octopus Energy and leading European smart EV charging solutions provider NewMotion have agreed that customers of the Electric Juice Network can now use the public charge points of NewMotion. NewMotion, a Shell group company, has thousands of charge points in the public charging network in Europe and the UK, including a growing amount of rapid charging at Shell Recharge. Customers of Electric Juice will have access to chargers at popular destinations and service stations across the UK and mainland Europe. Germany, where Octopus Energy recently set up an international office, will be a particular focus.
Octopus adds NewMotion’s public network to the previous successfully integrated charge point operators IONITY, Char.gy, Hubsta, Alfa Power, Franklin Energy LiFe, Plug-N-Go and Osprey, who all joined the EJN in its first year.
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 the Electric Juice Network will soon be able to access many more charging stations nationwide.
With their charging platform Octopus offers a solution to a long-standing problem for EV drivers, who have criticised the lack of a standardised way of paying as each network requires a different card or app.