Octopus Energy’s electric vehicle (EV) roaming service – Octopus Electroverse – has expanded to over half a million electric vehicle (EV) charge points globally.
Launched in 2020 by energy tech giant Octopus Energy, Electroverse’s straightforward ‘one card, one app’ model has quickly grown to become one of the largest virtual charging platforms in the world.
With over 20% growth this year alone, EV drivers can now access and pay at public EV charge points across 40 countries. It provides access to over 470 brands including Ionity, Osprey, Ubitricity, Shell Recharge, Connected Kerb and Source London.
Electroverse unlocks features which include an interactive global map shows chargers and their live availability, a smart route-planner, in-car support with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, the latest Plug and Charge technology, and more.
UK drivers with Octopus Energy as their energy supplier enjoy the added benefit of having all their charges added onto their monthly energy bill when charging in those countries too.
On top of new brands joining, Electroverse has seen an acceleration in charge point rollouts with 100,000 new chargers available to drivers in the UK and across Europe since January.
Matt Davies, Director of Octopus Electroverse, said: “Electroverse set out to revolutionise on-the-go charging and we’re doing just that. We’re delighted so many charging brands are flocking to join us and drivers are benefitting from a smoother charging experience.
“It’s incredibly encouraging to see the pace that charge points are being rolled out. New locations are appearing faster than ever before, alongside record global investment in charging infrastructure. Combined with our seamless EV charging tech, this is helping give drivers the confidence to switch to electric.”
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