This new strategic alliance will allow the Electric Juice network to have a more robust presence in the North West, Yorkshire, East of England and even Guernsey.
The key aim of this partnership is to simplify the lives of EV drivers as now they will be able to pay with their Octopus Energy account across the participating charging networks, with all costs appearing on a single bill.
According to the company, this already wide network is constantly expanding as further companies are added to the roaming service. Users of Electric Juice will soon be able to access many more charging stations nationwide.
At Octopus, they refer to this network as a ‘one-stop shop’ where recharging your vehicle should be as easy as pumping gas. The company has listened to the frustration of the costumers who have criticised the lack of a standardised way of paying as each network requires a different card or app. Now, thanks to this network, they are solving a key issue for a smooth transition from internal combustion engines to electric cars.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network believes that constantly adding new partners will ultimately benefit the drivers and help the all-electric transition.
“This makes EV charging on the go already considerably easier, and it is a crucial step towards providing a totally seamless charging experience, wherever you are in the country,” she said. “Each time a partner joins the network we get one step closer to creating the effortless charging system that current EV drivers want, potential EV drivers need and the decarbonisation of our roads demands.”
In addition to the new partners included on the network, Octopus Energy has been officially accredited as a mobility service provider for EV charging via the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).