NewMotion is continuing to bulk out its roaming agreements with the announcement of its latest partnership with Statkraft-owned Mer.
Barriers to electric vehicle (EV) charging including security, interoperability and load management are to be tackled as part of a new consortium.
The importance of smart charging has been identified as part of a survey conducted by NewMotion that found one in six UK drivers agree it is key to encouraging further electric vehicle (EV) adoption.
Roaming and standardised payments are still falling behind public expectations, with the Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England calling on the government to mandate change.
Interoperability is “not really relevant” in light of free and already-interoperable contactless charging, Ecotricity and Pod Point have said in response to a letter urging them towards interoperability.
Implement roaming agreements or face government intervention, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on electric vehicles has warned three of the UK’s largest chargepoint operators.
Enel X has become a 12.5% shareholder in Hubject in a move designed to expand the interoperable charging platform’s reach.
Government has unveiled proposals for new build houses to be fitted with chargepoints and pledged to ensure new rapid chargers will provide ‘pay as you go’ payment options.
Current±’s Alice Grundy speaks to Zap-Map’s Ben Lane and Good Energy’s Juliet Davenport about the duo’s new partnership, future EV service development and the creation of a digital energy world in the UK.