Octopus Energy Group has today launched a new service designed to streamline electric vehicle (EV) charging payments through a new ‘roaming’ package. EV drivers currently face a plethora of different membership schemes and payment processes adopted by different charging networks. Many of the operators in the industry have promised to work together to simplify charging payments and ensure drivers can use different networks, while the government is working on plans that would enable contactless payment for chargepoints. Octopus said its new service would seek to tackle this “long-standing complaint” from EV drivers with the launch of the Electric Juice Network, which would allow drivers to pay for charging through a single bill.
Business Green 14th May 2020 read more »
The government has unveiled its vision for a major rollout of high-powered, rapid-chargers for electric vehicles over the next 15 years, confirming a goal to deliver a network of 2,500 raid charge points across England’s motorways and A-roads by 2030 to meet growing demand ahead of its proposed ban on fossil fuel car sales.
Business Green 15th May 2020 read more »