With the predicted substantial growth of EVs in the next few years, industry stakeholders are now left with the challenge of ensuring that there is sufficient public charging infrastructure to support the growth and maintain energy affordability.
As these energy, grid, and charge point demands rise, charge networks and charge point providers have prepared in an interesting fashion.
Charge Network Compatibility - A Solution
In Europe, one of the solutions to catering to the increasing demand of public charge points was to create compatibility across a constellation of networks operating around the continent. NewMotion has placed high importance on its charge point interoperability by placing agreements with nearly 197 charge point providers across Europe alone.
In doing so, this constellation of charge point networks provides a feasible solution to the ever increasing EV demand and ensures that every driver on the road has the opportunity to access public charging infrastructure. What makes the network even more accessible is the universal compatibility of their charge card and app. Our offering of a free charge card and mobile app gives EV divers full access to the European charge network right at their fingertips. For leasing companies, OEMs, fleet operators, and even businesses, charging networks like this one give customers reach and visibility to over 100,000 available public charge points.
In addition, several countries in Europe have implemented government grants to encourage drivers to install charging infrastructure and to make charge points more accessible to drivers. The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in the United Kingdom and Advenir program in France are two examples.
The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
The UK’s Government has set up the OLEV grant to encourage and support electric cars. Also known as The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), the Government offers £500 off the purchase and installation costs for a home charge point.
The Advenir program of Energy Savings Certificate, also known as Certificats d'Économies d'Énergie (CEE), is a regulatory mechanism that obliges energy suppliers to save energy by undertaking various actions such as Advenir. Companies and public entities will be supported with 40% of the supply and installation costs of charge points and for residential owners this is 50% when participating in this program.
Proven Leadership & Reliability
Firms producing their own charge points and services have developed an opportunity to demonstrate leadership and reliability to EV drivers. NewMotion’s adoption of a charge network with baseline access, interoperability, transparency, and pricing, creates and encourages a healthy European environment for public charging that is prepared for the inevitable EV demand that will occur. With healthy collaboration, a public charge network can benefit all participants in the long run.
If you would like to learn more on how we can help you create your own charge point network, please get in touch with our EV specialists.