Octopus Energy has added the NewMotion charging network – which includes Shell Recharge – to its Electric Juice Network.
Customers of Electric Juice will have access to thousands of Shell Recharge rapid charge points at service stations and other locations across the UK and mainland Europe.
The partnership will particularly focus on Germany, where Octopus Energy recently set up an international office.
Launched in May 2020, the Electric Juice Network consolidates all payment and access needs through one card and login.
Charge point operators who joined the Electric Juice Network in its first year include IONITY, Char.gy, Hubsta, Alfa Power, Franklin Energy LiFe, Plug-N-Go and Osprey.
Zoisa North-Bond, CEO of Electric Juice, said: “By offering access to Shell Recharge and NewMotion public charge points via the Electric Juice Network, our plans for mainland Europe are becoming even more tangible.
“Europe’s transport sector needs to decarbonise quickly. Collaborating with more partners helps create better access to charging infrastructure, which makes it easier for petrol car drivers to consider electric vehicles and simplifies the whole process for current EV drivers.
“NewMotion provides the EJN customers with rapid charging at Shell Recharge on the motorway and the inner city coverage of the network means EV drivers have more flexibility than they’ve enjoyed before.”
Alan McCleave, Regional Manager UK and Nordics at NewMotion said: “E-mobility partnerships are a key aspect in the enablement of mass EV adoption, that’s why we partner with many different parties in our European roaming charging network.
“We’re part of the Shell group, which recently announced that by 2025 there will be over 30,000 Shell Recharge charge points.”