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VW Group takes stake in Hubject eRoaming platform

The Volkswagen Group has become the seventh shareholder in the Hubject digital EV charging platform.

VW e-Golf on charge

As part of its “Together – Strategy 2025” programme, the Volkswagen Group plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025.

Berlin-based Hubject GmbH was founded in 2012 by BMW, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, innogy and Siemens, and provides e-mobility customers with access to almost 40,000 charge points on three continents.

Hubject does not operate any charging stations itself but uses its eRoaming platform to connect charging station operators and emobility service providers in real-time.

VW said its investment forms part of its push with the digital interconnection of charging stations for electric vehicles starting in early 2017 and will also enable the expansion and internationalisation of Hubject.

“We have set our sights on becoming a globally leading provider in the field of sustainable mobility. With our investment in Hubject we are supporting the digital transformation and making an important contribution to the transition to the era of e-mobility,” said Thomas Sedran, head of group strategy at Volkswagen AG.

Christian Hahn, CEO of Hubject GmbH, added: “We now have seven strong shareholders from three sectors of industry, which gives us the ideal basis for systematically pursuing our growth course in e-mobility. We are excited about this future-oriented collaboration together with the Volkswagen Group. And we remain open to welcoming further new international shareholders in the future.”

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.