UK: Vattenfall and NewMotion sign roaming deal
The Swedish utility Vattenfall widens its reach as it joins NewMotion in Britain. The roaming deal allows British e-car drivers access to over 400 additional public charging points via a single app or charging card.
NewMotion is a member of the Shell Group and Vattenfall too has deepened its stance on the EV charging market across Europe. The deal in the UK is the latest in a series of agreements. The utility operates the InCharge network, where it installs charging points together with partners. E-mobility at Vattenfall also includes home charging equipment.
Vattenfall considers its roaming agreement with NewMotion “an important step towards offering a hassle-free charging experience for UK drivers,” says Tomas Björnsson, Vice President E-mobility at Vattenfall. While the deal includes 400 publicly accessible charge points in the NewMotion network, the company states that it has installed more than 55,000 charge points across Europe. Whether the companies will eventually broaden the offer to include other countries is unknown at this point.
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