NewMotion takes over North Somerset council EV charge points

NewMotion takes over North Somerset council EV charge points


EV charge point provider NewMotion has agreed a deal with North Somerset County Council to run the local authority’s units in the region. The deal will see NewMotion convert the existing charge points to new units with Elmtronics.

The majority of the work has been carried out, with most of the existing public and business-use EV charge points in North Somerset converted from the original Charge Your Car units. Now part of the NewMotion network, the charge points don’t require a subscription fee for use. Each successful charge is priced at 35p.

Carl Nicholson, Fleet Manager at North Somerset County Council said: “We are really excited to be working with partners, Elmtronics and NewMotion as they have a great track record of offering a stable and reliable charge point network with a quality service to customers.

“By connecting our chargers to NewMotion’s cloud platform, we now have a state of the art system at a lower cost helping to reduce administration and resources, enabling the council to continue our fight to reduce pollution in North Somerset and aid us in our bid to run one of the greenest fleet of vehicles in the UK.

“North Somerset Council already run the UK’s largest public sector fleet of EV’s. Building on the successful deployment of 30 EV’s in 18 months, the council has committed to converting 75% of its entire light passenger and commercial fleet to electric by 2020, requiring a versatile and dependable network of chargers.

“These have been provided by Elmtronics who have enabled us to rapidly deploy a network at key sites across the district. Where possible we wish to encourage others to join the EV revolution, so having the ability to share access in a cost effective and sustainable manner with the public was essential.”

Sander van der Veen, UK Country Manager, NewMotion, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to work with Elmtronics and North Somerset Council. We trust that North Somerset’s experience with our service is the start of a much larger movement.

“NewMotion advocates open networks with fair tariffs that enable drivers to charge at any public charger, no matter what charge card they have. We therefore always invite competing network operators to discuss setting up agreements to facilitate this.”

You can find NewMotion operated charge points by using the Filter by Network option on Zap-Map.