Plugsurfing and Hubject team up again to strengthen global EV roaming

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July 20, 2021

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Press release — Berlin, 20.07.2021

Hubject and Plugsurfing have renewed their long-lasting international partnership to support the growth of EV charging in Europe. Hubject, the world's largest eRoaming provider, will continue to give Plugsurfing access to their eRoaming platform intercharge. This will bring the customers of Plugsurfing’s eMobility service access to 150,000 charging stations across Europe.

The roots of this trusted partnership trace back to 2012 when both companies started their operations at the famous EUREF campus in Berlin, Germany. Their joint perspective on making charging electric vehicles radically simple has provided a north star throughout the nearly ten subsequent years of electric vehicle development in Europe.

“As the market gets more complicated for businesses, it should remain simple for drivers,” says Tatu Kulla, Plugsurfing CEO. “We’re better off when we collaborate on solutions with other forerunners of eMobility.”

Over time, the incremental developments from Plugsurfing and Hubject teams have centered on connecting the operations that charge point operators run to the drivers who need to charge. Promoting interoperability ultimately brings about a higher quality public charging experience, because values like accessibility, variety of choice, seamless connection and transparency are brought to the forefront.

"Strengthening our cooperation with Plugsurfing will certainly improve interoperability on the market, and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership,” says Christian Hahn, Hubject CEO.

Long-lasting partnerships will be one of the key catalysts to developing an eMobility system that will power electric vehicle adoption across Europe. It leads to the steady growth of the market and acceleration towards zero-emission mobility, which is a key priority for all players. As always, Plugsurfing users can discover, access and pay for charging at the participating charge point operators via the Plugsurfing RFID charging key and mobile app.

About Plugsurfing

Plugsurfing is pioneering a new wave of sustainable mobility by making car charging easy. Plugsurfing brings energy to EV drivers with a platform that serves more than 650 000 drivers and connects EV drivers to more than 220,000 charging points across Europe. We serve leading charging point operators, car makers and fleets with our digital services platform that has already processed more than 17 million charging sessions. Plugsurfing was founded in 2012 in Berlin and was acquired fully by Fortum Oyj in 2018.

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About Hubject

Hubject simplifies the charging of electric vehicles. Through its eRoaming platform, called intercharge, the eMobility specialist connects Charge Point Operators or CPOs and eMobility Service Providers or EMPs, thus providing standardised access to charging infrastructure regardless of any network. With over 270,000 connected charging points and more than 750 B2B partners across 52 countries and four continents, Hubject has established the world’s largest cross-provider charging network for electric vehicles by connecting CPO networks. In addition, Hubject is a trusted consulting partner in the eMobility market, advising automotive manufacturers, charging providers, and other EV-related businesses looking to launch eMobility services or implement Plug&Charge using ISO 15118. In essence, Hubject promotes eMobility and its advancement worldwide. Founded in 2012, Hubject is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, EnBW, Enel X, innogy, Siemens and the Volkswagen Group. Hubject’s headquarters is located in Berlin, with subsidiaries in Los Angeles and Shanghai.

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Hubject GmbH | EUREF-Campus 22 | D-10829 Berlin | Germany

Christian Hahn, CEO

T +49 30 587 088 91 13

July 20, 2021

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