Wenea and NewMotion partner to offer customers improved access to EV charging infrastructure on the European continent
Wenea and NewMotion, two companies offering charging solutions for electric vehicles, have reached an interoperability agreement for Europe. This alliance will allow electric vehicle users to travel throughout the European continent using a single charging operator. Both companies are working on the integration of their platforms, which is expected to be fully completed after the first quarter of 2022.
Madrid, December 9, 2021. - Wenea, a leading company in rapid charging services for electric vehicles in Spain, has reached an interoperability agreement with leading EV charging solutions provider NewMotion, soon to be renamed to Shell Recharge Solutions.
Through this collaboration, users of the Wenea application will be able to use the 13,000 public charging stations available from NewMotion, including 400 fast chargers. This will offer them improved access to charging infrastructure throughout the European continent. In turn, EV drivers using the Shell Recharge card and app can access a network of Wenea charging points in Spanish territory for the first time, which is possible from today.
In this way, both operators provide electric vehicle users with a mobility solution that allows them to move throughout the European area using a single network of reliable, guaranteed and accessible charging points. This alliance will materialize through the integration of its platforms, which is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2022.
“This interoperability agreement represents an improvement in the coverage of services to our customers, making a wide network of charging stations available to them through the Wenea app. Thanks to the roaming technology implemented on our platform, we will be able to serve a large number of new markets, including the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany or Belgium, thus reaffirming our commitment to mobility free of CO2 emissions and accessible to all users inside and outside our borders” has declared Wenea CEO, Alberto Cantero.
Jean Baptiste Guntzberger, Regional Manager Southern Europe adds: “Access to charging infrastructure is an important consideration before drivers transition to electric mobility. To provide EV drivers with this much-needed access, roaming partnerships such as the one NewMotion and Wenea signed, are key. It's great that with this partnership we have expanded our network with 277 rapid charge points. With our Shell Recharge charge card and app we now offer access to over 250,000 public charge points in 35 countries in Europe, including over 4,250 in Spain." NewMotion is part of the Shell group and supports Shell's goal to operate 500,000 charge points by 2025, including 30,000 public charge points.
This agreement is part of Wenea's global objective of democratizing electric vehicle charging by offering the largest fast and rapid charging network in Europe. Likewise, it highlights the company's continued commitment to sustainable mobility and the reduction of CO2 emissions. To this end, in December 2020 the European Investment Bank (EIB) endows Wenea with an investment of 50 million euros to deploy 470 stations, a project that will culminate during the first half of 2022.