Electric vehicle (EV) charging network InstaVolt has partnered with Plugsurfing – the charging platform of choice for over a million drivers in over 30 countries.
The partnership will add 1,400 nationwide InstaVolt charge points to Plugsurfing’s existing network of nearly 30,000 charge points in the UK and over 600,000 in Europe. This will improve the customer experience for existing and future InstaVolt customers by allowing easier access to public charging infrastructure.
EV drivers can use Plugsurfing to search for, access, and pay for charging as well as plan their route wherever they go. It offers drivers a seamless digital experience for charging and driving and gives them access to one of the widest EV charging networks in the UK.
Plugsurfing customers can order their own personal charging card or key which allows them to easily pay at any partner charging station in Europe.
Car makers and mobility providers can also give their customers access to Plugsurfing’s network through specially branded white label services or via tailor-made integrations with Drive API. Plugsurfing already appears powers charging from various car dashboards, carmaker apps, and parking services.
Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt said:
“Plugsurfing’s ethos very much aligns with our own – improve the charging experience for everyone and support the national transition to EVs. Our main goal is to make our chargers easily accessible to new and existing drivers, and it doesn’t get much simpler than accessing them through your car’s integrated navigation system or favourite apps.
“We’re hopeful that apps like Plugsurfing will further instill confidence in drivers who are considering the switch to EVs and encourage collaboration between different industry players. The future success of the UK’s charging infrastructure is reliant on industry collaboration of this kind, and we look forward to supporting Plugsurfing as it further enhances its reach.”
InstaVolt chargers are also now available to drivers of leading electric car manufacturers, such as JLR, Renault, and Polestar, whose charging services are powered by Plugsurfing.
Tom Rowlands, CEO at Plugsurfing, added:
“At our core, we want to help make EV charging easy and carefree for drivers. Now that our drivers have access to one of the largest public charging networks in the UK, they can easily plan their journeys and pay for charging.”
“We aim to bring the best value to our drivers and partners, so building our relationship with InstaVolt is an exciting development for us and our drivers.”
Plugsurfing is part of Fleetcor, a leading global business payments company that helps businesses spend less by providing innovative solutions that enable and control expense-related purchasing and payment processes.
Image courtesy of InstaVolt.