SSE Energy Solutions partners with Octopus Electroverse

Energy infrastructure company SSE Energy Solutions has partnered with Octopus Electroverse – the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) roaming platform – to ease access to SSE’s growing network of ultra-rapid charging hubs.

Users of Octopus Electroverse – the platform connected to over 650,000 charge points – will now be able to ‘tap and charge’ at any of SSE’s hubs, making the process of charging quicker and simpler for customers.

SSE plans to build 500 ultra-rapid EV charging hubs powered by traceable, renewable energy in the UK and Ireland by 2030 with several sites already operational and more under construction.

The company has also unveiled plans for their first fully electric charging hub for heavy goods vehicles (e-HGVs) at Tyseley Energy Park in Birmingham.

All SSE’s hubs feature charging units capable of delivering up to 150 kilowatts (kW) of power, sufficient to deliver 12.5 kms of range per minute of charging.

According to statistics by SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) the UK has now surpassed 1,000,000 electric cars on roads.

Simon Pickett, Head of EV Assets and Technology at SSE Energy Solutions, said:

“This partnership accelerates our mission to build a smart, flexible charging infrastructure enabling the mass adoption of EVs. We already have an agreement with another charge card operator in Paua and hope to announce more partnerships soon.

“At SSE, we want to make sure our customers can access reliable charging points across the UK and using platforms  like Octopus Electroverse makes the whole process much simpler.”

Matt Davies, Director at Octopus Electroverse, said:

“It’s brilliant to welcome SSE Energy Solutions onto our Octopus Electroverse platform. We’re on a mission to make charging your electric car as simple as possible and we have nearly 600 charge point brands integrated with our platform. And through this latest partnership, drivers charging with SSE Energy Solutions will get access to our easy on-the-go charging experience with just one tap of a card.”

Image courtesy of Octopus Electroverse.

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