- More convenience for drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) for their on-the-go charge via the nationwide coverage of Osprey’s rapid chargers
- The partnership adds 259 DC 50kWh rapid connections to NewMotion’s ever-growing public roaming network, which recently connected the 170,000th charge point
- Open Access for EV drivers is centrally ensured by Hubject’s intercharge platform, the largest B2B eRoaming platform in Europe
London, November 2, 2020 – Leading European smart charging solutions provider, NewMotion, has today announced a roaming partnership with the UK charge point operator Osprey Charging, formerly Engenie. Under the partnership, 259 rapid connections are added to NewMotion’s public charging network. NewMotion recently connected the 170,000th charge point to its roaming network and now counts over 3,000 charging locations in the UK.
Osprey Charging operates a nationwide network of rapid DC charge points that charge at 50kW, with higher power chargers coming soon. These rapid chargers can provide 80-100 miles of range in 20-30 minutes, depending on the model of electric vehicle (EV). In comparison, an AC 7-22kW charge point can take 4-11 hours to fully charge an EV battery. As such, DC charge points are highly valued by EV drivers whilst on-the-go as they offer a quick and reliable service.
NewMotion and Osprey Charging are part of Hubject’s international intercharge network, the leading platform for B2B interoperability services with over 750 partners worldwide. Hubject provides open and standardized interfaces for its partners to onboard and start roaming with other cross-country and cross-operator industry players.
Expanding the network with rapid charge points
Alan McCleave, UK General Manager of NewMotion, said: “We are extremely excited to be partnering with Osprey and grow our public roaming network further. Drivers value fast charging when they are on the go, and together we can now offer a first-class charging experience whether drivers are at work, home or out and about. It’s great to see roaming partnerships are becoming the norm here in the UK as our EV market continues to mature, and the need for easy access to charging infrastructure grows. Using Hubject’s intercharge platform to facilitate this roaming partnership offers a reliable connection to the Osprey network. We’re always looking for more partners with open networks, who want to make EV charging easy for drivers.”
Making rapid charging even more available
Ian Johnston, Osprey Charging CEO, says, “Osprey Charging is a totally open-access public charging network, so it’s important to us to be available in the e-mobility services that drivers turn to when they need a charge. The partnership with NewMotion enabled via Hubject allows more EV drivers to discover our rapid chargers across the UK and to easily start and pay for a charge. Whilst we offer contactless payment as standard, we appreciate and embrace the added benefits to customers that belonging to a reliably connected roaming service brings.”
Connecting the industry stakeholders
Melanie Cao, Senior Manager Market Development at Hubject, says, “We are well aware of the major challenges in interoperability in the UK, namely to provide EV drivers with the most seamless and transparent access to charging networks and at the same time to enable our partners to offer such charging services via a central platform. Therefore, we are more than thrilled to provide the structural foundation to NewMotion and Osprey Charging’s roaming partnership and to support both partners to expand their reach in the UK.”
The availability of public charging infrastructure is a key consideration for drivers when making the switch to driving electric and so roaming agreements to help with EV adoption. Roaming, or interoperability, is the creation of an open network where drivers access the charging services of all operators in the network with just a single charge card. As such, the roaming partnerships create a more connected charging network for drivers and help ease the pressure of range anxiety. In effect, roaming partnerships help make EV driving and charging more practical and easily accessible for drivers.
NewMotion currently collaborates with over 200 partner charging networks to provide Europe’s largest roaming network for EV charging. This network offers drivers access to over 155,000 charge points across 35 European countries.
NewMotion is a leading smart charging solutions provider for electric vehicles. Operating more than 70,000 charge point installations at home, business, and public locations across Europe, NewMotion’s mission is to enable everybody to drive as many kilometers as possible powered by clean energy. Providing access to over 170,000 charging points across 35 countries, the company offers an expansive roaming network in Europe. More than 300,000 registered drivers already use NewMotion’s charge card or app for a seamless charging experience on-the-go. A member of the Shell group, NewMotion is ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certified and has played an active leading role in the electric vehicle charging industry since 2009. For more information: www.newmotion.com
About Osprey Charging Network Ltd (formerly Engenie)
Osprey Charging is an electric vehicle charging network operator specialized in rapid chargers. With a customer-first approach, Osprey provides charging points that are located on busy routes, are easy-to-use, and are easily accessible via a number of roaming options as well as standard contactless payment. Every charging point is powered using 100% renewable electricity, forming a major part of Osprey’s commitment to a low-carbon transport system and pollutant-free air.
Osprey offer fully funded and fully managed charging solutions for commercial landlords, local authorities, fleets, and property developers. Osprey has over 120 locations across Britain and continues to grow this national network, following significant investment to expand its operations. Its fast-growing team is based at London Bridge. More information on Osprey can be found at ospreycharging.co.uk.
About Hubject GmbH
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 standardized access to charging infrastructure regardless of any network. With over 250,000 connected charging points and more than 750 B2B partners across 43 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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