Octopus Energy and Gett enter EV charging partnership for London’s black cabs

Gett, a leading UK black cab app, and Octopus Energy announce a partnership to bring easy electric vehicle (EV) charging to over 4,000 iconic electric taxis in London. 

Through the deal, black cab drivers get access to simple on-the-go charging through Octopus’ Electroverse platform, exclusive discounts at thousands of public charge points across London, as well as cheaper home charging. 

Octopus’ award-winning EV charging platform – Octopus Electroverse – is integrated with most charge point brands in the capital. 

As part of this latest tie-up, taxi drivers will get exclusive discounts when they charge up at thousands of Source London and MFG EV Power charge points across London.  

As well as easier and cheaper public charging through the Electroverse EV roaming service, Octopus is also making getting a home charger simpler for Gett’s taxi drivers. 

Octopus will install chargers at cab drivers’ homes, where they can then sign up to Octopus’ EV smart tariff Intelligent Octopus Go and enjoy cheaper, greener charging. Customers on this tariff also get an extra 8% off all their public charging costs on Electroverse. 

Drivers who are Octopus customers have the option to link all of their public charging costs onto their existing home energy bill, putting their electricity costs in one simple payment. 

Electroverse has been revolutionising on-the-go charging for drivers with its ‘one card, one app’ approach, removing the need for multiple subscriptions.

Matt Davies, Director of Octopus Electroverse, said:

“We’re making it even easier and cheaper for London’s iconic black cabs to go electric – an integral part of green mobility in the UK’s capital. Our new Gett partnership will transform EV charging for thousands of electric taxis and give drivers straightforward access to fantastic charging deals.”

Harjit Dhami, Global Head of Procurement at Gett commented: 

“We are really pleased to launch this offer for the drivers on the Gett app. The partnership will provide access to nearly 9,000 public charge points in London alone and will help to reduce downtime for black cab drivers. The number of e-black cabs has been growing steadily over the past few years and we are keen to play our part in accelerating the transition to a 100% electric future.”

Image courtesy of Octopus Energy.

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