Rapid growth for Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network thanks to Engenie
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 Engenie’s rapid chargers will allow electric car drivers to pay using their Octopus Energy account, across both Engenie and Char.gy 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.
Zoisa Walton of Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network, commented: “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.”
Octopus said that the ‘one-stop shop’ will help address the long-standing issue of no standardisation when it comes to access and payment for charging networks. The service is open to all drivers of electric vehicles – whether they are already one of Octopus Energy’s 1.5 million customers or not.
Walton continued: “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, added: “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.”