Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network hailed as ‘Best EV Innovation’ at DrivingElectric Awards 2021
- Entech pioneer is first ever energy retailer to win at the awards
- Roaming service newcomer Electric Juice Network (EJN) already includes 1,000 charge points across the country
London, 9th December 2020. Entech ‘unicorn’ Octopus Energy has been awarded the ‘Best EV innovation’ award at the Driving Electric awards for its simplified EV charging system, the Electric Juice Network.
It is the first time that an energy retailer has been named at the awards. The DrivingElectric Awards recognise the best electric vehicles in various categories, along with companies that have pioneered new and exciting projects in the industry.
The Electric Juice Network was launched in May 2020, and built to offer EV drivers a single way to pay for all their charging - whether charging at home, on the street, or on the highway. Since its inception, it has welcomed six partner charge point operators including Char.gy, Plug-N-Go and Osprey (formerly Engenie), bringing the number of partner charge points to over 1,000 across the UK.
Electric Juice Network users can benefit from a single card that is usable at any participating charger and from the costs of the charge sent directly to their home energy bill, making it faster and easier to get around. 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 or not they are already one of Octopus Energy’s 1.8 million customers.
Zoisa Walton of the Electric Juice Network comments:
“Octopus is on a mission to make it easier and cheaper to go green, and our Electric Juice Network is just one instance where we’ve made it more desirable to pick the greener option. It makes EV charging on the go already considerably easier, and it is a crucial step towards providing a totally seamless charging experience, wherever you are in the country.
“I am over the moon that the innovation of our team is being recognised by DrivingElectric, proving that our solutions are helping to drive the transition to a clean, green transport system.”
Richard Ingram, Editor of DrivingElectric, comments:
"While the recent advent of contactless payment means using different public chargers isn’t as complicated as it used to be, innovations like Octopus Energy's Electric Juice network makes keeping track of costs a simple and straightforward affair. The fact that electric car drivers can link it all together with their home charger, in one bill, is the icing on the cake."
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About Octopus Energy Group
Octopus Energy Group was launched in 2016 with a vision of using technology to make the green energy revolution affordable whilst transforming customer experiences. Its domestic energy arm already serves over 1.8 million customers with cheaper greener power, through Octopus Energy, M&S Energy, Affect Energy, London Power and Co-op Energy.
Octopus Energy for Business manages over 20,000 customers with proprietary energy offerings. Octopus Electric Vehicles is helping make clean transport cheaper and easier, and Octopus Energy Services is bringing smart products to thousands of homes.
All of these are made possible by OEG's tech arm, Kraken Technologies, which offers a proprietary, in-house platform based on advanced data and machine learning capabilities, Kraken automates much of the energy supply chain to allow outstanding service and efficiency as the world transitions to a decentralised, decarbonised energy system. This technology has been licensed to support over 17 million accounts worldwide, through deals with Good Energy, E.ON energy, Hanwha, 4hundred and Origin Energy.
The business is backed by Octopus Group, a financial services and energy firm, which manages more than £8.6bn of funds and has invested more than £2.7bn in renewable assets across Europe. In April 2020, Octopus Energy Group became a UK tech unicorn, valued at well over £1 billion following an investment from leading Australian energy company Origin Energy. With operations in Germany, Australia and the US, Octopus Energy Group's mission to drive the affordable green revolution is going global.
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