Smart charging provider New Motion has announced a roaming partnership with charge point operator Osprey Charging.
The deal will see 259 rapid connections added to NewMotion’s public charging network on top of its 3,000 charging locations in the UK and 170,000 globally.
Osprey’s charging networking includes a range of rapid DC charge points that charge at 50kW with higher power chargers coming online soon. The rapid chargers provide 80 to 100 miles of range in 20-30 minutes, depending on the model of electric vehicle (EV).
NewMotion and Osprey Charging are part of Hubject’s international intercharge network – a platform for interoperability services with over 750 partners worldwide. Hubject provides open and standardised interfaces for its partners to onboard and start roaming with other, cross-country and cross-operator industry players.
Alan McCleave, UK General Manager of NewMotion, said: “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.”
Ian Johnston, Osprey Charging CEO, said, “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.”
Melanie Cao, Senior Manager Market Development at Hubject said: “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.”