European EV charging provider NewMotion, a subsidiary of Shell, has announced its charging infrastructure network now extends to over 200,000 chargepoints across 35 countries in Europe.
“By continuing to grow our roaming network through notable partnerships, we are helping to reduce range anxiety and ultimately, improve interoperability throughout Europe,” says Melanie Lane, NewMotion’s CEO.
Recent partnerships include Volkswagen Group Charging in Germany, Enel X Mobility in Italy and Gronn Kontakt in the UK.
The recent expansion of NewMotion’s network is a good indicator of the speed at which Europe’s EV industry is maturing. It took 10 years for NewMotion to hit its 100,000 chargepoint milestone, but within just two years, this figure has now doubled.
Lane adds, “As EV adoption continues to grow, we know that EV drivers will be looking for reassurance that when driving, they won’t be caught short and run out of charge. We will continue to look for more partners with open networks who want to make EV charging easy for drivers.”
To date, just under 400,000 drivers have registered to use NewMotion’s charge card or app to pay for charging on the go.