Vattenfall enters into EV charging agreement

Vattenfall and Shell subsidiary, NewMotion, have signed a new roaming agreement, offering “hassle-free” electric vehicle (EV) charging for UK drivers.

On 27 August, Vattenfall revealed the agreement will offer EV drivers in the UK access to over 400 public charging points operated around the UK either through a single app or a charge card. Both companies are looking into the possibility of expanding the partnership further, with the initial agreement commencing in September. The benefit of a romancing agreement, Vattenfall said, is that it ensures drivers do not need multiple payment cards and subscriptions and can minimise range anxiety.

Anthony Hinde, Director of Vattenfall’s EV charging business in the UK InCharge, said: “The UK EV driver experience has just got that little bit simpler. What is the norm in many European countries – seamless, simple, flexible public charging options as a result of roaming agreements between operators – is still a rarity in the UK. Our agreement with NewMotion is therefore an important step forward and will encourage the uptake of EVs in the UK.”