A further four car charging networks have joined Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network (EJN) in the UK, taking its total to over 1,000 chargers.
The new additions include Franklin Energy LiFe, Hubsta and Alfa Power alongside Plug-N-Go. They join Char.gy and Osprey, who joined the network on the successful launch of its Beta version in May 2020.
The new partners bring both fast and rapid charging capabilities and inner-city coverage, and will help build the presence of the Electric Juice Network in the North West, Yorkshire, East of England and even Guernsey.
Further networks are also due to be added to the roaming service, enabling users of Electric Juice to access more charging stations nationwide.
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to pay with their Octopus Energy account across the participating charging networks, but the service is open to all drivers of electric cars, regardless of whether they are Octopus Energy customers.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network said: “Thanks to these new partnership agreements with Franklin Energy, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go, users of the Electric Juice Network can now benefit from considerable cross-country coverage, and even more access to rapid charging across the UK, in addition to the networks already on-board. This makes EV charging on the go already 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 current EV drivers want, potential EV drivers need and the decarbonisation of our roads demands.”
Octopus Energy has also been officially accredited as a mobility service provider for EV charging via the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). It joins a number of other EV roaming providers as part of EV Roam, a new service that will help facilitate the uptake of roaming between EV charging networks in the UK.