The joint venture Charge4Europe, founded by Innogy and the mobility service provider DKV, has now joined Gireve. The French roaming platform combines more than 86,000 charging points from different networks throughout Europe and has already formed a cooperation with Hubject.
“I am convinced that roaming agreements are the key to the pan-European supply of e-fleets”, says Christopher Schäckermann, Managing Director of Charge4Europe and eMobility Director of DKV. “For us, the cooperation with Gireve is an important milestone in building the largest supply network for e-vehicles in Europe”.
Gireve also stresses the advantages of the cooperation for electric car drivers. “Though Charge4Europe and Gireve are both operating at a B2B level in the background, this partnership will benefit the end-user,” says Armand Gallet, Business Development Manager at the French company. “We welcome this ambitious project as a new step towards our common goal: a more coherent and seamless experience of charge for EV drivers throughout Europe”.
With this new partnership, EV customers using providers with the Charge4Europe solution will have access to more charging stations across Europe. In August 2019, the young joint venture Charge4Europe signed a similar cooperation agreement with Hubject and since then has had access to the more than 140,000 charging points of the “intercharge” charging network operated by Hubject.
Charge4Europe was established at the end of 2018. The two partners each hold a 50 per cent stake in the joint venture. The aim is to establish a pan-European roaming network of public charging points for EV fleets and to offer this to B2B customers. Charge4Europe has no direct contact with end customers; the company enables access to a brand-independent charging network. DKV and Innogy can make this available to third parties as a service or white label product.