EV charging points provider Elmtronics has signed a partnership with Octopus Energy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK.
As part of the new deal, Elmtronics’ Hubsta network will join forces with Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice brand – a new roaming service for EV charging.
The partnership will make it easier for people to pay for and charge their electric vehicles on the road with no upfront payment.
Octopus Energy customers will use their Electric Juice network card to pay for the energy they use at home and on the road. They will also use their Octopus Energy account number to pay for any charges via Char.gy, Osprey and other partners.
Customers will be able to tap ‘Pay with Octopus’ when activating their card at any participating chargepoint across the country.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network said: “Thanks to these new partnership agreements, users of the Electric Juice Network can now benefit from considerable cross-country coverage. This gives them even more access to rapid charging across the UK, in addition to the networks already included with the network. All this makes it easier than ever to pay for all your charges with one simple bill.”
Elmtronics has been increasingly active in the EV space, including partnering with Vauxhall, Citroen, Peugeot, Nissan, SEAT, Ford and Renault.
Its Hubsta intelligent network connects to more than 55,000 electric car charging points worldwide.
Anthony Piggott, Technical Director of Elmtronics, said: “Our partnership with Octopus Energy is an important step towards helping people transition to a renewable energy future. It provides our customers with a greater level of service to keep them going on their electric journey. It’s also exciting to be able to support a network that will benefit our customers who are also using Octopus as an energy provider.”
The Hubsta network launched in October 2018, but was rolled out across the UK in January 2020.
Hubsta allows customers to have full control over their EV charging points and data, enabling them to control and manage their EV fleet vehicles. It also allows customers the ability to remotely log in and manage each charge point in real time, making the control and audit of their fleet an essential part of their EV charging infrastructure.
Piggott added: “We are now working with many customers to switch them over to the Hubsta network and we can only see this increasing over the next few months as more and more customers see the benefit.”