Universal e-drive charge card for electric cars for ACV members


26 April 2016 - In cooperation with NewMotion, ACV is offering its members a free charge card for electric cars. The charge card allows more than 310,000 members of the ACV to access NewMotion's charge network.


In cooperation with NewMotion, ACV is offering its members a free charge card for electric cars. The charge card allows more than 310,000 members of the ACV to access NewMotion's charge network. Since 1962, the ACV Automobil-Club offers its members the fast and reliable protection for mobile life. Today ACV is the third largest automobile club in Germany, with more than 310,000 members. “Together with NewMotion, our partner for electric mobility, we are able to offer our members access to the largest public charge network in Europe. This means improved charging infrastructure, greater range and more driving freedom”, says Lars Wagener, Chairman of ACV. Members are able to charge their electric cars at over 25,000 public charge points, independently of electricity suppliers. There is also an additional service: if the battery is empty, ACV will tow its members to the closest charge point free of charge.

 

Overview and easy payment

The charge card provides international access to charging infrastructure, independent of the electricity provider or operator. “The huge range of payment and billing systems in Germany is very inconvenient. With this charge card, however, ACV members can maintain an easy overview amid the jungle of charging and billing systems”, explains Lars Wagener. The charging session is started and finished using the charge card. Billing takes place per charge session, and the costs are deducted on a monthly basis.

 

Find public charge points and start charging right away with NewMotion's Public Charge App

The app from NewMotion allows electric car drivers to simply and quickly find all public charge points in Europe, along with information on tariffs and availability. It is also possible to start and stop the charging session directly using the app at a growing number of charge points. In addition, the app offers a number of other features that NewMotion is developing on a continuous basis. The Public Charge App is available for free in the App Store and Play Store.

 

About NewMotion

NewMotion is Europe’s leading provider of charging solutions for electric cars. All our activities are aimed at facilitating drivers of (Plug-in Hybrid) EV’s to drive on electricity as much as possible, using renewable energy sources where feasible. Electric driving is a fantastic experience and it’s not only great for the environment but it’s also great for your wallet. We make electric driving easy and fun. From the beginning, NewMotion has played a pioneering role in the industry and actively shaped the market. We offer intelligent charging solutions for owners of electric cars and drivers of electric leasing vehicles and for national and multi-national companies. Intelligent charging services such as insight into charging activities in the online user portal, automatic reimbursement of the charging costs with guest users or employers as well as the the NewMotion Public Charge App all offer clear added value. We are also continuously expanding our comprehensive international charging infrastructure. With over 25,000 charge points in Europe and 30,000 registered charge card users, NewMotion has the largest charge network with the highest utilisation rate.