Rapid charging from Engenie added to Electric Juice Network
Rapid charging network provider Engenie has been added to Octopus Energy's Electric Juice Network.
In addition to Engenie’s 100 rapid charging locations, London’s first rapid charging hub will also be included in the Electric Juice Network. Engenie launched the hub in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), at Stratford International Station car park in 2019.
The inclusion of rapid chargers and more national locations means that the Electric Juice Network now has significant inner-city and on-the-road coverage.
Drivers of electric cars will now be able to pay with their Octopus Energy account across both Engenie and Char.gy charging networks, with all costs appearing on a single bill. As further networks are added to the roaming service, users of Electric Juice will soon be able to access many more charging stations nationwide.
With this ‘one-stop shop’ Octopus offers a solution to a long-standing problem of EV drivers, who have criticised that there’s no standardised way of paying as each network has a different card or app. The service is open to all drivers of electric cars so that everyone can benefit from this new and more convenient way of charging - whether they are already one of Octopus Energy’s 1.5 million customers or not.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network, comments: “Thanks to this partnership with Engenie, users of the Electric Juice Network can now benefit from rapid chargers across the country and a rapid charging hub in London, in addition to lamppost charging already provided by the Char.gy network. All this makes it easier than ever to pay for all your charges with one simple bill.
“Each time a partner joins the network we get a step closer to creating the effortless charging system that current EV drivers want, potential EV drivers need and the decarbonisation of our roads demands."
Ian Johnston, CEO of Engenie, comments: “Whilst Engenie will always offer tap-and-go payment on our rapid chargers, connecting our network to Electric Juice gives customers the unique and innovative added benefit of being able to pay for their charging on their home electricity bill. We believe this is a crucial step towards providing a totally seamless experience for EV drivers that allows them to choose the best way for them to access and pay for charging.”