Swedish EV charging firm Vattenfall has announced it is bringing its InCharge network to Great Britain this year. The first units are expected to be installed in the second half of 2018, with all using an open access, pay-as-you-go system.
Vattenfall operates more than 9,000 charge points across Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany currently, with expansion into Great Britain the next step for the company. The InCharge public network will also be complemented by charge point installations at home, the workplace, or commercial enterprises.
Building on what is fairly common practice in Europe, Vattenfall is looking to sign up other networks to roaming agreements, allowing for easier access across both the InCharge network and any other partner’s points.
Magnus Hall, Vattenfall’s President and CEO, said: “Vattenfall strongly believes that the best way to make transport fossil free in a generation is to go electric. That’s why we are rolling out the open and driver friendly InCharge across north western Europe. We are in Britain to grow, and GB’s electric vehicle ambitions are a perfect fit with our smart, digitalised and low carbon electric vehicle strategy.”
Tomas Björnsson, Vattenfall’s Head of E-mobility, said: “We have big ambitions for rolling out InCharge in GB. Its early days for our market entry but we know from our success in growing the EV market in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden – and recent rapid growth in low carbon transport in GB – that we have a strong offer to make to the GB driver.
“We want to work in partnership with commercial property owners and developers, fleet owners and public bodies to make this happen. We have worked closely with many partners in other countries and we know we can make this a success in GB.”
As InCharge units go online, they will be added to Zap-Map. Keep an eye out for the network, and find existing points on other networks, by using the filters on Zap-Map desktop and app.
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