Octopus Energy announces that four electric vehicle (EV) charging firms have joined its Electric Juice Network in a bid to simplify on-street charging.
Leading charging networks Franklin Energy LiFe, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go have joined the roaming service, taking the total number of chargers to over 1,000 across the UK. They follow Char.gy and Osprey (formerly Engenie) who joined the network on its successful Beta launch in May 2020. For further information see the IDTechEx repoerton Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031.
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.
With this 'one-stop shop' 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. The service is open to all drivers of electric cars so that everyone can benefit from this new and more convenient way of charging - whether or not they are already one of Octopus Energy's 1.7 million customers.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy's Electric Juice Network, comments: "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.
More information on the Electric Juice Network can be found on our website.
Dominic Bellamy, PR Manager
Blakeney, External PR agency
About Octopus Energy for Business
Octopus Energy for Business is part of the Octopus Energy Group, which is using technology to make the green energy revolution affordable whilst transforming customer experiences. Since launching in January 2018, Octopus Energy for Business has accrued over 20,000 customers, from SMEs to our largest customer, Arsenal FC, supplying them with 100% renewable power. Creating products based on local energy supply, niche supply and simply providing fairly priced green energy, Octopus Business Energy is taking the tired notion of domestic industrial & commercial power and flipping it on its head.
In May 2020, Octopus Energy for Business launched the Electric Juice Charging Network, a consolidated network of charge point providers to give EV drivers a consolidated user interface and one, simple bill to pay with.
For more information, check out our website.
For more information on Electric Juice, head to the Electric Juice website
Elmtronics are the UK's award winning supplier and installer of electric vehicle charging stations. Specialising in electric car charging points for home, businesses and the public sector, Elmtronics work with some of the largest councils, NHS Trusts and private companies nationwide, to design, install and maintain their electric vehicle charging station with only the best charging equipment available. As an independent company, we supply a range of car chargers, which best suits our customers' individual needs and budget. We also offer maintenance contracts for a range of EV chargers throughout the country.
About Franklin Energy:
Franklin Energy is a leading EV charging provider, pioneering the delivery of new products and technologies in the rapidly merging EV charging arena. We aim to see charging hubs that operate on a smart grid, utilising the renewable energy generated by hydro, solar and wind power to charge all electric vehicles. We aspire to build, own and operate a national network of EV charging infrastructure across the UK working across both public and private sector estate.
About Group Alfa:
Group Alfa is an agile consortium of businesses with a portfolio of products and services that align strongly with environmental sustainability and ethical practice. Alfa Power offers bespoke packages for electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial and domestic situations. The company's ambition is to create an expanding footprint of charging units by partnering with companies and organisations to develop charge points in prime 'user-friendly locations'.
Please see: http://www.alfapower.co.uk/
Plug-N-Go Group installs, operates and maintains public facing EV charging points up to 50 kWh. These are aimed at EV drivers who intend to spend at least an hour at their destination in locations such as supermarkets, shopping malls, fitness clubs, hotels etc, this being either partial or fully funded to site owners who do not have the financial resources to install their own (mostly Local Authorities). Alongside this we directly supply & install charge points for housing associations, apartments & workplaces.
Plug-N-Go currently operates 62 charge points. Having recently signed an exclusive agreement with a large UK supermarket chain, which will provide us with 200 potential sites, alongside other clients & numerous local authorities in our pipeline.
For more information contact the Plug-N-Go team on 0203 6579672
Source: The Blakeney Group