Roaming partnership between NewMotion and Fortum Charge & Drive offers drivers of electric vehicles in the Nordics and beyond a more seamless charging experience
February 3, 2020 – NewMotion, a leading European smart charging solutions provider, announces its roaming partnership with the Nordic clean-energy company Fortum. With this agreement, NewMotion is the first external Mobility Service Provider (MSP) to receive access to Fortum’s charging network in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The partnership expands NewMotion’s European roaming network for EV charging to over 135,000 charge points, offering EV drivers a more seamless charging experience in the Nordics and beyond. Roaming, or interoperability, is the creation of an open network where every party uses each other’s services, with just a single charge card. Additionally this includes seamless international billing, as a single invoice will be given for all charging.
“Making EV charging more accessible by adding new charging locations, will help the majority switch to driving electric.”, says Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion. “We are pleased with this partnership with Fortum as it will give our clients in the Nordics access to more charging locations for their EVs. We strongly believe in bi-directional roaming agreements like this as they provide EV drivers, independent from their service provider, the comfort to charge their electric vehicle everywhere. In addition, we think this is an essential element to realize faster adoption of electric vehicles in general as it makes e-mobility more accessible.”
Access to charging infrastructure is key
In Europe, the average of EV adoption was 4,4% around the fall of 2019. Access to a good charging infrastructure is key for drivers before they make the switch to driving an electric vehicle.
The roaming partnership between NewMotion and Fortum helps to create a more extensive and international charging network and gives its drivers a sense of security that helps against range anxiety - an important aspect in EV adoption across the globe. In effect, a partnership like this helps make EV driving and charging more practical, affordable and easily accessible for drivers. NewMotion currently collaborates with already 200+ partner charging networks ensuring access for customers to Europe’s largest roaming network for EV charging.
NewMotion is a leading company in smart charging solutions for electric vehicles in Europe and has installed more than 60,000 charge points across the region. The company also provides access to a roaming network of more than 135,000 charge points across 35 countries in Europe for more than 250,000 registered drivers’ charge cards. NewMotion is ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certified and has been active in the market since 2009, fulfilling a pioneering role in the industry. NewMotion is a member of the Shell group. For more information: www.newmotion.com