Octopus Energy, a UK retail supplier of renewable electricity, launched a roaming service for EV charging called the Electric Juice Network in May—charter members included charging providers Char.gy and Osprey (formerly Engenie). Now four more charging firms—Franklin Energy LiFe, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go—have joined the Electric Juice Network, bringing the total number of participating chargers to over 1,000 across the UK.
EV drivers can use their Octopus Energy account to pay for charging at any of the participating networks, and all costs will appear on a single bill. The service is open to all EV drivers.
Octopus has joined a number of other EV roaming providers as part of EV Roam, a new service that aims to further facilitate roaming among UK charging networks.
“Users of the Electric Juice Network can now benefit from considerable cross-country coverage, and even more access to rapid charging across the UK,” said Octopus Energy’s Zoisa Walton. “This makes EV charging on the go considerably easier, and it is a crucial step towards providing a totally seamless charging experience, wherever you are in the country. Each time a partner joins the network we get one step closer to creating the effortless charging system that EV drivers need.”
Source: Octopus Energy