With extensive EV charge point coverage across mainland Europe, the NewMotion network also has a presence in the UK. The network is made up of fast and rapid chargers, with points currently only available in England.
There is no cost to join the NewMotion network, and access is available through either an app or RFID card, with users billed on a pay-as-you-go basis.
NewMotion network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge:20p–25p per kWh used
Connection fee: 30p or 35p where applicable – many points have no connection fee.
Rapid chargers may have a different pricing structure
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a NewMotion charge point, head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.
NewMotion network access
Access to the NewMotion network is made using either a smartphone app or with an RFID card. Registration is required beforehand for either access method, with a bank card linked to the account billed once the charging session is complete.
Finding NewMotion points on Zap-Map
All NewMotion points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points operated by NewMotion.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
The NewMotion app and RFID cards only work on the network’s points, with no cross-network compatibility available. To use other network points, drivers must first follow the same processes as any other customer.
NewMotion is owned by Shell, having been bought out by the oil firm in 2017. The company’s UK base is in London, but NewMotion started out in the Netherlands. NewMotion’s network card can access charge points in more than 50,000 locations in 22 countries, with expansion in progress in the UK.