NewMotion and ChargePoint clinch roaming deal to simplify charge point access
A new roaming partnership between NewMotion and ChargePoint Inc will open up drivers’ charging access in the UK and throughout Europe.
The agreement will enable customers of Shell-owned NewMotion and ChargePoint to access each network without the need for multiple accounts or payment methods. This will also include access to the InstaVolt rapid DC charging network, thanks to ChargePoint’s exclusive technology partner status since 2017. ChargePoint users will in turn gain access to NewMotion’s public charging network both in the UK and across Europe, which includes over 118,000 charge points.
The deal comes a week after NewMotion and Ford announced a tie-up with Ford that will bring Ford PHEV drivers easy access to smart charging solutions.
“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,” said Christopher Burghardt, managing director, Europe at ChargePoint Inc.
“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.”