A group of EV charging providers have announced that they are to open a roaming scheme that will open their UK networks up to each others’ customers.The end of 2019, British EV drivers will be able to charge their vehicles using use a public charger, not having to sign up to specific network’s on membership schemes. T
hey're nearly 40 charging networks in Britain, ranging from major pan-European operators to small regional setups. Most of these require drivers to sign up to the membership scheme in order to use the chargers, where motorists often have to deal with several accounts or use their own time up to find charging points.A group of nine providers say they want to make it easier for drivers to access charging market, in order to encourage the making of EVs. Those involved in the plan include Allego, EVBox, NewMotion, Chargemap, ChargePoint, Charge4Europe, Engenie, Franklin Energy, and Travelcard who between them have thousands of charging locations in Britain and across Europe.
This roaming scheme has been developed after the government mentioned something needs to be done to make it easier for EV owners and the infrastructure. At present, there are many networks charging different ways, be it monthly or annually. Many require drivers to use an RFID card or downloading the app. if the future is going to be Electric, this helps develop the growth of EVs and makes it alot easier for the drivers across the UK, plain sailing with the roaming agreements and improving the driver experience.the single subscription should be up and running later this year to access all public charging stations. Developing the systems to be user friendly, the subscribers will share information through the network, so EV drivers will be able to find charging points easier in their specific location.
27th of September 2019