Mer, the UK’s newest entrant to the EV charging market and a European EV charging company owned by Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, has today announced a roaming partnership with NewMotion, a leader in smart EV charging solutions, a Shell group company, and one of the largest providers of access to public charge points in the UK.
The agreement means customers using the NewMotion or Shell Recharge charge card or app can now charge their EV at 160+ charging points operated by Mer, easing driver concerns about range anxiety.
The deal is part of Mer’s commitment to extending roaming capability for the UK’s EV drivers to make charging as seamless as possible.
Commenting, Mer UK Managing Director, Anthony Hinde, said: “Mer believes that to support the transition for drivers to electric vehicles, we have to make charging as easy, simple and accessible as possible.
“Instead, as an industry, we have to forge partnerships like this one so drivers can be confident they can charge quickly and easily at any station without needing to carry multiple memberships. We are committed to this and working with numerous partners to execute many such agreements, focussing on the drivers.” Anthony said.
“At NewMotion we see it as our mission to enable everybody to drive as many miles as possible powered by clean energy. Providing easy access to public charge points via roaming is important for a seamless EV charging experience, lowering the barrier to e-mobility. To provide for this we currently collaborate with over 200 roaming partners in Europe and 20 in the UK, including Mer.”
Alan McCleave, Regional Manager UK and Nordics at NewMotion
Mer – part of Norwegian renewable energy giant Statkraft – only recently launched into the UK market, and has set its sights on an underserved area of the country’s EV charging infrastructure – but one that is critical if the UK is to meet its ambitious zero-emission driving targets.
The company is focused on getting charging stations into businesses, organisations, key retail locations and into areas managed by local authorities where there will be high usage.